Yahoo and Facebook have entered settlement talks for a lawsuit involving alleged patent infringements by both companies, according to a recent court filing.
Lawyers from Yahoo asked a U.S. District judge in San Francisco to provide a two-week extension on reply deadlines as well as a two-week postponement for a scheduled August hearing so the companies can continue their settlement talks.
“The parties are currently engaged in settlement negotiations to resolve this dispute,” Kevin Smith, a Yahoo lawyer, said in the filing according to Bloomberg, which broke the news. “The parties believe that a further extension will facilitate settlement.”
The two companies have been disputing about patents since Yahoo sent an email threatening action in February. The threat became reality a month later once the company actually filed a lawsuit involving 10 patents.