"When news came out that Microsoft was claiming that open-source
technologies violate 235 Microsoft patents, it sparked a
predictable firestorm of responses.
"Most of these, both here at eWEEK and across the Web, have
correctly identified this as a classic Microsoft campaign of FUD
(Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt). Points have also been made about the
likely inability of these claims to stand up in court, especially
now that the Supreme Court has made it easier to invalidate a
patent based on obviousness..."
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