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BayStar & Acacia…

“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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