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    What patents did Novell sell to Microsoft?


    So last night I was asked what patents Novell sold to Microsoft and of course I
    do not have any idea what patents were sold and what they are used for!!

    So here I am at LF again seeking information about this from the folks that
    know just about everything!! Can anyone inform me about this?? Thanks!!
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    I don't think anyone but Novell, Attachmate, Microsoft, and their lawyers know for sure, just yet. Here's the story on the sale so that you can garner what you can from it:

    Groklaw - Novell Agrees to be Acquired by AttachMate; Sells Some IP to a MS-Organized Consortium - Updated

    I'd think that Groklaw will be likely to comment on the patents once that info has been released to the public.
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    Thanks Gentlemen!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenwalker View Post
    . . . grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    courage to change the things I can,
    and wisdom to know the difference.
    Please, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    the courage to change the things that I can,
    and the wisdom to know the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
    So last night I was asked what patents Novell sold to Microsoft and of course I
    do not have any idea what patents were sold and what they are used for!!

    So here I am at LF again seeking information about this from the folks that
    know just about everything!! Can anyone inform me about this?? Thanks!!
    Probably not the ones you're thinking of.......you would have heard about that by now.
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    Well, what those 882 patents are for, I don't think it's public yet. Groklaw is keeping a close eye on it and is reporting as they find stuff out. I think they are a good source to find out first: Groklaw - Digging for Truth
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    Thanks for the link, Rubberman!
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    It appears that Apple, Oracle, and EMC might be in on the patents purchase along with MS:

    Groklaw - Microsoft-Organized Consortium Buying Novell Patents Are Apple, Oracle, MS, and EMC
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