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Orem Daily Herald: Microsoft drops lawsuit threat against Timpanogas Research Group

Oct 02, 2000, 03:54 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pat Christian)

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"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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