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CNET News: SCO Could Act Monday in IBM Unix Case

Jun 13, 2003, 20:00 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"SCO Group's next move in its legal wrestling match with IBM likely will come Monday, possibly in the form of a request that a judge halt Big Blue's Unix product sales.

"Friday is the deadline for IBM to meet SCO's demand that it comply with the terms of its license to sell Unix or face revocation of that license. But IBM, which says it hasn't done anything wrong, isn't likely to yield to SCO's demands. 'We think we have nothing to do. We haven't violated the contract,' said IBM spokeswoman Trink Guarino.

"SCO's course of action is clear. 'If SCO truly believes what they're saying, once the cure period comes and goes without any action by IBM, they should quite promptly be filing in court a request for preliminary injunction,' said Rich Gray, a Silicon Valley intellectual-property attorney. The preliminary injunction would likely seek to block IBM's future sales of its Unix product, AIX..."

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