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Yahoo wins verdict in Bedrock patent trial

May 15, 2011, 01:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"The court docket indicates that on April 29, Bedrock settled its claims against MySpace and AOL and then on May 9, just one day before the Yahoo! verdict came through, also settled its claims against Amazon.com and SoftLayer Technologies. Match.com had already settled with Bedrock on March 28. By my score card, then, that leaves just PayPal, CME, and CitiWare still defending against Bedrock's claims.

"Too bad the other defendants didn't wait just a bit longer before settling.

"That may not be entirely fair, since the amount of settlement each defendant made with Bedrock in their respective settlements was undisclosed. I am assuming Bedrock gave out some sort of license to each defendant to use the hashing technique with external chaining and on-the-fly removal of expired data asserted in US patent 5,893,120. But that's just an assumption, albeit one very likely to be true"

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