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Red Hat Prevails Against Patent Troll Acacia

May 1st, 2010 05:10 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

walterbyrd writes with news that Red Hat and Novell have won a patent case brought by a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation. The company had “accused Red Hat and Novell of infringing three patents that cover a computer-based graphical user interface that spans multiple workplaces, and lets users access icons remotely, according to court documents. A jury in Marshall, Texas yesterday sided with Red Hat and Novell’s defense that the patents were invalid.” Red Hat’s Michael Cunningham said, “The jury knocked out three invalid patents that were masquerading as a new and important inventions, when they were not. We appreciate the jury’s wisdom and remain committed to providing value to our customers, including through our Open Source Assurance program. We also remain stalwart in resisting bogus shakedown tactics.”

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