Paul Allen's firm sues Silicon Valley giants

(Reuters) - A company linked to Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is suing 11 major corporations, including Apple, Google and Facebook, accusing them of infringing on technology patents.

Interval Licensing is asserting four patents against a cluster of defendants, including also AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and Google's YouTube, according to the suit.

Google, Facebook and eBay said they will fight the accusations by Interval, which owns a portfolio of technology patents but does not manufacture. Apple, AOL, Office Depot, Netflix and OfficeMax declined to comment. The remaining companies did not respond to requests for comment. Read further

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