Pillsburylaw: Microsoft Launches Patent Offensive Against Linux
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 26 Mar 2009 13:52
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
On February 25, 2009, Microsoft sued TomTom for patent infringement in a Federal District Court and in the International Trade Commission, alleging infringement of eight Microsoft patents, including at least three that allegedly cover TomTom's implementation of the Linux kernel. These are the first patent suits by Microsoft against Linux, but the writing has been on the wall for some time. It has been widely reported that Microsoft has openly alleged that Linux violates over 200 Microsoft patents. Now more than ever, it is important to understand the patent implications of open source and the steps that your company can take to minimize liability for patent infringement.
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