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  1. Did Microsoft send in the trolls? ..

    'Two patent trolls, Technology Licensing Corp. of Nevada and IP
    Innovation, a unit of Acacia Technologies, have filed suit against
    Novell and Red Hat for alleged violations of U.S. Patent 5,072,412,
    which covers a "User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing
    display system objects.'

    "Pamela Jones of Groklaw detects the fine hand of Microsoft at work
    here. Two former Microsoft executives, Jonathan Taub and Brad Brunell,
    joined Acacia in the last several months"

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1543

  2. Re: Did Microsoft send in the trolls? ..

    Doug Mentohl espoused:
    > 'Two patent trolls, Technology Licensing Corp. of Nevada and IP
    > Innovation, a unit of Acacia Technologies, have filed suit against
    > Novell and Red Hat for alleged violations of U.S. Patent 5,072,412,
    > which covers a "User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing
    > display system objects.'
    >
    > "Pamela Jones of Groklaw detects the fine hand of Microsoft at work
    > here. Two former Microsoft executives, Jonathan Taub and Brad Brunell,
    > joined Acacia in the last several months"
    >
    > http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1543


    Microsoft really have no intention of competing on anything resembling a
    level playing field.

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  3. Re: Did Microsoft send in the trolls? ..

    In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Mark Kent

    wrote
    on Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:55:19 +0000
    <79g1c5-96v.ln1@ellandroad.demon.co.uk>:
    > Doug Mentohl espoused:
    >> 'Two patent trolls, Technology Licensing Corp. of Nevada and IP
    >> Innovation, a unit of Acacia Technologies, have filed suit against
    >> Novell and Red Hat for alleged violations of U.S. Patent 5,072,412,
    >> which covers a "User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing
    >> display system objects.'
    >>
    >> "Pamela Jones of Groklaw detects the fine hand of Microsoft at work
    >> here. Two former Microsoft executives, Jonathan Taub and Brad Brunell,
    >> joined Acacia in the last several months"
    >>
    >> http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1543

    >
    > Microsoft really have no intention of competing on anything resembling a
    > level playing field.
    >


    "Compete"? It's an 800 pound gorilla against a bunch of
    fire ants.

    But the ants bite and know where the sensitive bits are.
    :-)

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