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Novell patent sale to shield Microsoft, Apple, EMC and Oracle from lawsuits

Apr 11, 2011, 10:11 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Brodkin)

"Microsoft, Apple, EMC and Oracle are continuing to pursue a deal for Novell's patents that will let the four companies split the patents four ways and immunize themselves from any potential lawsuits. "
The deal, which is pending review before U.S. and German authorities, has been changed slightly because of concerns raised by the nonprofit Open Source Initiative and other parties."

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