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IT Manager's Journal: Patent Suits Not Likely, Says IP Attorney

Oct 02, 2005, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"Proprietary software companies could sue open source software developers or end users for patent infringement, but they probably won't, says one intellectual property attorney. If they do, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) plans to be ready.

"Though the threat of lawsuits is often heard rumbling over the horizon like an approaching storm, the potential benefits for patent holders probably aren't attractive enough to spark litigation, says James Gatto, a patent and intellectual property attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop law firm..."

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