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Intellectual Property Cold War Rages On

Aug 27, 2007, 12:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"I have pointed this out time and again. Like it or not, the patent war is already here. Luckily, if it hits full throttle, Google will be a part of it on the side of Linux vendors. Google uses Linux and is ready to battle alongside the rest of Open Invention Network, utilizing a collection of Linux patents against Microsoft if it comes down to it. In short, we have ourselves a virtual cold war of intellectual property (IP) propaganda.

"This virtual cold war, while providing protection from the potential of Microsoft beginning an onslaught of lawsuits, does little against the PR damage of fear from Microsoft suing corporate users..."

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