Mike Dillon, Sun's general counsel, has put up a weblog entry
describing that company's efforts to invalidate the Firestar patent - the one Red Hat just licensed. "These things take time, but last week, we received a response from the PTO in the form of an office action rejecting all of the claims in the patent based on the prior art submitted by Sun. Obviously, we are delighted to get this validation from the PTO. Firestar has two months to overcome this rejection, but given what we presented to the PTO, we believe it will be a challenge for them.
" (Thanks to Mike Gerdts).
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