[clug] FOSS patent infringements
grail at goldweb.com.au
Wed May 16 22:53:23 GMT 2007
On 16 May 2007, at 20:11, Sam Couter wrote:
> What would be really scary for Microsoft is if IBM decided to join
> the party.
AFAIK, the only thing stopping IBM from coming out and saying,
"Microsoft is violating 2543 of our patents" is that, being a
commercial entity with a defined market, Microsoft can claim real
financial losses due to IBM's statement, and sue for damages.
I'd really like to hear IBM's take on Microsoft's statement though.
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