Latest from Mary Jo Foley
Novell publishes details on its Microsoft patent deal
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?
More on Microsoft's need to show (if it can) Linux's patent infringement
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.
Bill Gates seeks patent for ad-rebate program
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and a Microsoft researcher applied for a patent in March 2006 for a advertising system that would use customer points to confirm transactions. Think of it as a frequent-flyer-reward style system involving advertisers and consumers.
Novell shares more specifics on patents it is selling to Microsoft, Apple
According to a January 14 filing with the Security and Exchange Commission, Novell is selling off 800-plus of its management, security, identity and collaboration software patents to a consortium of tech companies, including Microsoft.