Altitude Capital Partners, Hiding Behind Multiple Shell Corporations, Sues
Google, Yahoo, AOL, and Others

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| Using multiple shells to hide the true parent seems to defeat the purpose of
| the local and/or federal rules required to disclose corporate ownership.
| Nobody seems to mind when it's a mega-troll trying to hide, but what if, oh,
| Microsoft were to acquire some patents and hide them in a shell corporation,
| Linuxsux, LLC. And then they set up a parent of Linuxsux, which is LSX, LLC.
| Microsoft may own LSX, but in its FRCP 7.1 disclosure statement, it would
| only need to reveal that plaintiff Linuxsux is owned by LSX, a Delaware
| company with its principal place of business in Marshall, Texas. I bet there
| would be somewhat of an uproar if Microsoft started suing Red Hat, Novell,
| and other Linux users without revealing it was them. Not to mention it would
| defeat the purpose of allowing the judiciary to be able to examine true
| ownership for purposes of deciding whether to recuse.


Yahoo Patent Troll

Who is the world's biggest patent troll?

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| In two consecutive days, The Wall Street Journal presented two different
| answers. The first is not surprising: Intellectual Ventures, the brainchild
| of ex-Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold. It's now out "to raise as much as
| $1 billion to help develop and patent inventions, many of them from
| universities in Asia." *

Playing Microsoft Patent Poker

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| This time though, while Ballmer slinks away to try to con … convince people
| that Microsoft Unified Communications somehow offers people more than what
| Cisco's VOIP (voice over IP) been offering customers for years, a patent
| attack finally launches at Linux. Specifically, IP Innovation, a subsidiary
| of Acacia Technologies Group, has filed a patent infringement claim against
| Linux distributors Novell and Red Hat. * *
| So was it just timing, or was it something more? Let's take a look at the
| players. *

The Goldfarb Declaration - Updated: MS Statement

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| According to the Declaration, Richard Emerson was not the only
| Microsoft employee Goldfarb was dealing with in connection with the
| BayStar investment in SCO. He mentions by name two others, from two
| other departments.

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| "There you have it. At least a third of SCO's entire market
| capitalization, and their entire current cash reserves, is payoffs
| funnelled from Microsoft. Their 10Qs reveal that every other line of
| cash inflow is statistical noise by comparison. The brave new
| SCO source business model is now clear: sue your customers, shill
| for Microsoft, kite your stock, and pray you stay out of jail."