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Red Hat Pays Intellectual Monopoly Money

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Red Hat settles 2 patent lawsuits filed against it



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Financial terms of the settlements were not disclosed.

Red Hat Vice President Rob Tiller said the company is still defending itself against a third patent complaint filed in October 2007 by IP Innovation LLC and Technology Licensing Corp.


Remember what IP Innovation might really be [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10].

Red Hat will soon host its own summit and it will have 'friends' like Novell nearby. Maybe it can 'thank' Novell for pushing further the software patents agenda.

Imagine if the Los Angeles Lakers held a fan rally in Boston, right in the Celtics’ back yard. That’s the situation facing the open source industry, where the Red Hat Summit starts June 18 right in Boston — roughly 15 miles from Novell’s corporate headquarters.


Any more discouraging news from the land of mathematical patents?

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