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Evil Patent Things

Oct 12, 2007
Category Technology

This one has all the trappings of a potential debacle.  Patent holding company targets Linux, files lawsuits against Red Hat and Novell

  • A patent dating back to 1987 describing a “user interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects.”
  • A firm that appears to exist only to be a patent troll.
  • Suspicious links to various companies.
  • Our “friends” in East Marshall, Texas.

As some superhero once said, “there are evil forces at large in the world.”  Where is Super-No-Software-Patent-Man when we need him?