The most meaty part of the November 2 cooperative-technology deal between Microsoft and Novell is also the hardest to understand: The patent portion.
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Novell has posted to the Securites and Exchange Commission (SEC) Web site redacted versions of the company's patent, business and technology agreements with Microsoft, which it signed in November 2006. Anything juicy make it past the "redcated due to confidentialty" edits?
My blogging colleague (and ZDNet editorial director) David Berlind sent me an interesting follow-up note on my call for Microsoft to show proof that Linux is infringing on Windows patents -- as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer alleged last week.
The latest decision in Microsoft's patent dispute with Motorola Mobility is in Microsoft's favor.
In one smooth move, Microsoft is pocketing $550 million by selling hundreds of patents it bought from AOL to Facebook.
In the latest round in the never-ending patent wars, Microsoft has filed an antitrust complaint in the EU over Motorola Mobility's video-patent-licensing terms.
Is there any good reason Google is blocking Windows Phone users from accessing Google Maps via the Internet Explorer browser?
Barnes & Noble, maker of the Android-based Nook, shouldn't be found in violation of Microsoft patents, an attorney with the ITC has said before hearings in the matter commence.
LG Electronics is the latest Android vendor to license Microsoft patents in order to head off potential legal issues.
Microsoft nemesis David Boies is back, this time representing Barnes & Noble in its fight against Microsoft over Android patents.