"Open source is all about transparency, but that doesn't always
apply to all aspects of the open source ecosystem.
"Red Hat has settled an alleged patent infringement case with IP
firm Acacia Research Corporation around U.S. Patent #6,163,776.
That particular case was pending in the United States District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Civil Action No:
"As far as I could tell from the legal filing, the action was in
reference to alleged intellectual property infringement in Red
Hat's open source JBoss middleware software filed in March of 2009
by Acacia's Software Tree LLC division.The patent in question is
titled,"System and method for exchanging data and commands between
an object oriented system and relational system.""