"'While we are happy that former Microsoft employees
Brad Brunell and Jonathan Taub have joined our team, there is no
connection to this 'normal' business behavior of IP Innovation LLC,
and the licensing activities with open source software providers,'
Ryan said in the statement. 'Microsoft, as they publicly stated,
has no involvement with IP Innovation LLC, and Acacia and its
subsidiaries are only aligned in the spirit that investment and
research which yields patents should be economically