Acacia Denies Patent Claim is an Attack on Open Source, Denies Any Microsoft Role

“Acacia Research Corp. on Friday released a statement to
ZDNet’s Open
source Blog writers regarding the patent infringement case it filed
against Red Hat and Novell on October 9.

“In the statement, which appears below in its entirety, Acacia
insists that its patent claim is not in any way an attack at open
source software and vigorously denies that Microsoft has any role
in it, directly or indirectly…”