Open Letter to Novell: Release the Patent Numbers!
May 17, 2007, 14:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sander Marechal)
"Many journalists and editors concluded from this that Microsoft
knows it's 235 patents are bogus. But apparently Microsoft is
willing to tell someone what those 235 are. They are telling the
companies that they sign cross license deals with. Companies such
as yourself, Novell.
"Horacio Gutierrez, Microsoft vice president of intellectual
property and licensing, said that while Microsoft won't discuss
specific patents publicly, it has discussed them in private with
companies such as Novell Inc. that struck deals with the company to
exchange patent royalties for indemnification against