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eWeek: SCO Just Start of Open-Source Lawsuit Wave, Attorneys Say

“The SCO Group Inc.’s lawsuits against Linux are a harbinger of
the litigation likely to come as business interests seek to
capitalize on the growth of open-source software, legal panelists
said here Wednesday at the Open Source Business Conference
2004.

“‘There will be a wave of a number of lawsuits on open source
simply because it’s become so ubiquitous,’ said panelist Mark
Radcliffe, a partner at law firm Gray Cary.

“While SCO has targeted contract and copyright law in most of
its lawsuits, the next likely target for enterprising litigants
will be patent law, said panelist Irwin Gross, a partner at law
firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. A range of companies
have been collecting war chests of patents, many from failed tech
companies of the 1990s…”

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