"The CEO of a local computer company says Microsoft has backed
off on a threat to sue his Orem company over alleged violations of
intellectual property rights."
"'Their attorney, Linda Norman, called us Thursday night and
issued an apology,' Jeff Merkey, CEO of Timpanogas Research Group
in Orem, said in a phone interview from the Networld Interop trade
show in Atlanta on Friday. 'She assured our attorney, Andrew
McCullough, that there will be no lawsuit....'"
"Development involved Microsoft intellectual property. Like a
lot of software companies, Timpanogas was also working with other
operating-system developers that Microsoft considers competitors,
such as Linux, developing Timpanogas network products that would
run with Linux."
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