"In fact, SFLC says they believe they are invalid:
""The FAT filesystem patents on which Microsoft sued are now and
have always been invalid patents in our professional opinion. SFLC
remains committed to protecting the interests of our clients and
the community. We will act forcefully to protect all users and
developers of free software against further intimidation or
interference from these patents."
"SFLC, working with the Open Invention Network and the Linux
Foundation, is pleased to participate in a coordinated, carefully
graduated response on behalf of all the community's members to
ongoing anti-competitive Microsoft conduct. We believe in strength
through unity, and we think our community's unity in the face of
these threats has helped to bring about Microsoft's quick
settlement on all issues with TomTom.
"What? You thought Microsoft's spin on things was always Gospel?
This doesn't mean TomTom was the greatest with the mostest. But it
means they colored within the lines. And now, stay tuned. It sounds
like we all get to participate in "a coordinated, carefully
graduated response ... to ongoing anti-competitive Microsoft
conduct." Whoah. I'm in. You?"