Linux companies sign Microsoft patent protection pacts

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 6, 2009 2:20 AM EDT
Computerworld; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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In Microsoft vs. TomTom, Microsoft is suing TomTom in part because the guys from Redmond claim that TomTom's use of Linux in its navigation devices has violated three of its file-system related patents. One reason why Microsoft feels it can do this is that it already has patent cross-licensing agreements covering these patents with other Linux-using companies.

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'thanks to TomTom's resistance' henke54 0 641 Mar 6, 2009 6:54 AM

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