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05.02.08

Quick Mention: Novell -> Peerless -> Kyocera-Mita -> Microsoft

Posted in Deals, Kyocera Mita, Microsoft, Novell, Patents at 5:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Minor observation relating to corporate relationships

Among the companies which foolishly signed a software patent deal with Microsoft we have Novell and Kyocera-Mita. Both deals involved Linux specifically. We previously highlighted a connection between Kyocera-Mita and Novell and later showed how Sanyo potentially fits into this picture. Another connection between Kyocera-Mita and Novell — or at least some more clues — can be found in this new press release that announces imaginary property being passed from Peerless to Kyocera-Mita, namely:

Peerless also maintains strategic partnerships with Adobe and Novell. For more information, visit Peerless’ web site at www.peerless.com.

[...]

Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, changing competitive and market conditions, our reliance on certain OEM customers for significant portions of our revenues, the sufficiency of our capital resources, any adverse change in our relationship with Adobe Systems Incorporated and/or Novell, Inc, increased competition both from in-house OEM products and low cost offshore competitors, the impact of Microsoft’s Vista(TM) operating system, reduced demand for our existing monochrome technologies or other products, the rapid changes taking place in the emerging color print devices markets, our ability to realize contract backlog, our ability to identify new customers or place our technology in a broader base of products, our ability to leverage core competencies and find product segments that blend well with our core business, our ability to successfully enter new software application sectors, our ability to maintain our profit objectives and create compelling margins, the tenure of the competitive advantage of our old and new technologies, our reliance on block licensing, our ability to develop and market our advanced devices and software, the validity and protection of our intellectual property rights, risks associated with international business activities, our reliance on key personnel and our board of directors and our ability to execute our business plan and strategic partnering transactions.

This is nothing of great significance, but we have it recorded in case it will come handy in the future.

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