March 18, 2005
Thank you to everyone in the gaming community for your support of Xfire against Yahoo’s baseless lawsuit. The support we have received has been overwhelming. Over 30,000 of you signed the online petition one of our users created, and many of you sent emails to Yahoo to express your opinion. Plus, several journalists are now writing articles that will let many others know about this case.
We hope that Yahoo has heard how gamers feel about the lawsuit based on letters sent by our users, and news articles that have covered the lawsuit. We think we should all get back to gaming for now! In the meantime, please
March 10, 2005
Xfire filed a countersuit against Yahoo. The countersuit states that Yahoo’s lawsuit is a baseless attempt to drive Xfire out of business or to force Xfire to sell or license its proprietary technology.
Read the announcement.
February 9, 2005
Xfire responds to patent infringement claim and offers Yahoo the following options to prove we do not infringe its patent:
We have offered to let Yahoo’s co-founders, Jerry Yang and David Filo, review our code to make them comfortable that we don’t infringe Yahoo’s patent.
We have offered mediation as a step towards resolving the matter.
Finally, we are willing to pursue arbitration, in which case we will accept the arbitrator’s decision as binding and final.
Yahoo has not responded to any of our offers to quickly prove we are not infringing and continues to pursue legal action that could cost Xfire $2 million or more in legal fees.
January 28, 2005
Yahoo Inc. filed a lawsuit against Xfire claiming patent infringement over US Patent No. 6,699,125. The first we heard of Yahoo’s patent infringement claims was a call made the night before Yahoo filed its lawsuit. Yahoo never attempted to contact us beforehand nor did it send a cease & desist letter.
3. Tell the World That You Support Xfire through Miniprofiles!
Xfire miniprofiles are a great way to share your gaming statistics with friends. By posting your Xfire miniprofile on your website or forum signature, you will help us spread the word about Xfire and make our community bigger and stronger.
We now have several new backgrounds and sizes for miniprofiles!