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Oct 22, 2007, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Guess who has Acacia Research, the parent of IP Innovation, now suing Red Hat and Novell over alleged patent infringement, in their portfolio, or at least demonstrably did in 2006? Baystar. What a small world. Who'd think that the very same Baystar, whose Lawrence Goldfarb told the court in the SCO v. IBM litigation that it was Microsoft that induced it to invest in SCO would also be an investor in the company now attacking Red Hat and Novell? Here's Acacia Research's most recent 10K, by the way, in case you'd like to learn all about its patents and infringement lawsuits. It mentions something about competition in the patent troll business:

"The Acacia Technologies group expects to encounter competition in the area of patent acquisition and enforcement as the number of companies entering this market is increasing..."

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