11.26.07

Patent Roundup: Acacia-Microsoft Hypothesis Revisited, Microsoft Loses Patent Case

Posted in GNU/Linux, Hardware, Microsoft, Novell, Patents, Red Hat at 6:06 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

TrollTracker has just presented a nice hypothetical scenario.

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.

That would make a nice analogy that helps the understanding of existing loopholes. Whose bloodstream is Acacia on anyway [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]? Follow the money. We have theories backed by evidence, but no clear answer yet.

There appears to be justice in this world after all. Microsoft once again gets another nice taste of its own poison.

An appeals court on Friday rejected Microsoft Corp.’s challenge to a $142 million trial loss over patents on a way to prevent software piracy.

Elsewhere in the news you may find that the Qualcomm-Nokia saga [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], 7 has just arrived the United Kingdom as well.

Qualcomm is seeking an injunction that would stop Nokia selling products using the patents in Britain.

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4 Comments

  1. eet said,

    November 26, 2007 at 6:23 pm

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    …and on and on drags the endless repetition of always the same unproven, sensationalist conspiracy theories, without as much as a single proof. Again and again you quote your own articles as proof or articles that don’t have anything to do with the things you make up, or articles which you interpret even more trollish than they already were — yaaawn.

    All over this website there is only big WHATIF?-stories.

    WHAT IF Microsoft secretly owns Novell? WHAT IF they plot to sell us to the Martians? To which any sane human being can only reply ‘what if you stuck a foot in it?’.

    If M$ was anywhere near as powerful as you claim it to be shouldn’t they have bribed the judges and won the cases?

    Stop speculating and insinuating about the Loch Ness monster and

    Note: comment has been flagged for arriving from a known, pseudonymous, nymshifting, abusive Internet troll

  2. eet said,

    November 26, 2007 at 6:24 pm

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    get a life

    Note: comment has been flagged for arriving from a known, pseudonymous, nymshifting, abusive Internet troll

  3. Jim Powers said,

    November 27, 2007 at 12:51 am

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    To the entity bot isomorphic to ‘eet’:

    Hmmm, seems to me that Roy is engaged fully in life: pursuing a number projects he enjoys and cares about. On the other hand, time after time you needlessly focus your attentions on this site, and particular Roy.

    Hows about this: start up a site discussing something you care about and we’ll come visit OK?

  4. eet said,

    November 27, 2007 at 7:08 am

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    I find it worthwhile to defuse some of the bombs Roy is building in his sparetime.

    “Roy is engaged fully in life: pursuing a number projects”
    I’m quite sure that he actually doesn’t find time to do anything useful; judging from the new horrible blog-entries and posts of his that pop-up every two minutes.

    Note: comment has been flagged for arriving from an incarnation of a known (eet), pseudonymous, forever-nymshifting, abusive Internet troll that posts from open proxies and relays around the world.

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