[clug] FOSS patent infringements

Alex Satrapa 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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