A visit from the trolls
Posted Oct 15, 2007 22:01 UTC (Mon) by lutchann
In reply to: A visit from the trolls
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Sorry, what I meant to say is that if the validity of these patents is upheld, and Novell (and SuSE before them) and RedHat are found to be infringing them, they would likely have been infringing them for well over a decade making the potential damages much larger than if the infringement was only a recent occurrence. Therefore, the fact that one or all of these patents expire soon is a fairly minor consolation for the defendants, or anybody else who has been using or selling Linux for a while.
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