Posted November 21, 2005 12:10 pm by with 0 comments

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The Street believes Yahoo is showing signs of maturity, now that it plans to file numerous U.S. patents next year.

Yahoo!, which spends about $500 million annually on research and development, declined to release specific figures on its patent applications, which take about two to five years to gain approval. The company is looking to license its patents but doesn’t plan to pursue that as a business, Siino said.