More great news for Linux distributors Red Hat and Novell, which prevailed in a patent infringement case brought by IP Innovation.IP Innovation, a unit of Acacia Research and holder of multiple patent portfolios, alleged that the two Linux companies infringed three patents that protect computer GUIs that span multiple work sites and that allow users to access icons remotely, the court documents show.
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Apple claims that HTC violates 20 patents. A win, and Apple could control much more than handsets
Assuming that the new Socialist-Democratic Party in the US manages to get the US Supreme Court to either ignore or rule favorably on the “progressive” 90% tax levy just passed in the House and a possible similar one in the Senate for 70% taxes on bonuses over $250,000 for anybody working in a stimulus money recipient company, then making the computer OEMs distribute CDROMs of live Linux distros ought to be a piece of cake.
A court has ordered the company's German arm to pay €10,000, for contravening a 2003 ruling barring claims that Linux includes intellectual property from Unix
Troubled software maker SCO's chief executive has claimed the Linux operating system includes Unix source code, during a court case in which Novell is suing SCO for royalties on Unix.
A US court has told a Linux enthusiast he must switch to Windows if he wants to use a computer because the court's monitoring software will only work with Microsoft's operating system.
SCO has just lost an important part of its legal battle against IBM, Novell and open source. It lost the plot years ago
This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss the latest twist in SCO's effort to claim ownership of the Unix copyrights. The court ruled that Novell, not SCO, owns the rights, which means the Linux community can breath a sigh of relief.
Court has ruled that the VoIP company has violated version 2 of the General Public License through its sales of SMC's Linux-based handset
Novell has claimed that The SCO Group, the licensing and consulting firm conducting various legal campaigns over the Linux operating system, is about to go bankrupt. In a court filing reported this week by legal Web site Groklaw, Novell claimed that SCO should pay it almost all of the Unix licensing revenue it has received from Sun Microsystems and Microsoft.
When Red Hat holds court with financial analysts later today to discuss the company's fiscal third quarter results the conversation is likely to go like this:Analyst: What is the impact on Oracle's Unbreakable Linux on your business? How can you compete?
The long-running legal battle over claims that IBM's version of Linux violates SCO Group's intellectual property took another twist on Tuesday when IBM sent subpoenas to four other tech players. Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and BayStar Capital must hand over details of their involvement with SCO, according to the subpoenas, which were filed in US District Court in Utah, where the case between IBM and SCO is being heard.
A proposed European law on IP infringement could allow SCO to sue Linux users in a criminal court, experts say.
A proposed European law on intellectual-property infringement could allow SCO to sue Linux users in a criminal court, experts warn
Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications (MCT) has failed in the NSW District Court to block a former employee from dealing with five potential clients for its data hosting business.MCT attempted to restrain a former sales executive, Julian Carter -- currently running a Linux consultancy -- from selling Web-hosting and disaster recovery services to five unnamed companies until July 2005 and sought AU$12,000 in commercial damages.
Linux Australia Pty Ltd has failed to gain control over a trademark and a domain name that was once linked with the company, after taking legal action in a South Australian court last week. Linux Australia Pty Ltd -- currently trading as Openera -- applied to Adelaide's district court for a legal injunction to force two estranged former business partners to hand control of the items back to the company.
The movie industry body's search for illegal files has led it to make false accusations against Linux Australia - a move that could end in a lawsuit
Files produced by IBM back up SCO's claims Big Blue "improperly contributed code to Linux," the Unix seller said in a memorandum to a US court last week.In a strongly worded discovery submission to the US District Court in Utah, SCO said the files provided by Big Blue to date, though "only partial responses to SCO's requests for information and materials," revealed the Dynix/ptx enterprise-class operating system "contains material and significant Unix system V code".
A German court lends some weight to the important open-source license, the legal foundation of Linux but an agreement that hasn't been interpreted by courts.
A court approves the company's exit from bankruptcy, and the now-profitable French seller of a Linux operating system readies a product update.