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What Red Hat and Firestar agreed to

What Red Hat and Firestar agreed to

Posted Jul 15, 2008 20:18 UTC (Tue) by smoogen (subscriber, #97)
In reply to: What Red Hat and Firestar agreed to by clugstj
Parent article: What Red Hat and Firestar agreed to

Well Sun most likely invalidated one patent, while Red Hat got a suite of patents (Firestar
and similar companies buy up patents in the cubic truck-load). Getting all of the patents
invalidated would be very costly and prone to failure (most patents even with lots of prior
art get kept :(. ) ... which is how the patent protection mechanism works. 


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What Red Hat and Firestar agreed to

Posted Jul 16, 2008 16:43 UTC (Wed) by clugstj (subscriber, #4020) [Link]

But having a high profile story in the media of one of your patents getting slapped down has
got to lower the value of the whole portfolio.


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