Microsoft May Get WordPerfect Patents From Novell

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 24, 2010 6:39 AM EDT
eWeek Europe ; By Peter Judge
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Novell did not specify which assets Microsoft will get, but senior IT analyst Katherine Egbert of Jefferies & Co. said in an advisory that they are “most likely related to WordPerfect, which Novell acquired in the late 1990s, and through which Novell had sued Microsoft for anti-competitive behavior.” The WordPerfect product line was sold twice, first to Novell in June 1994, who then sold it to Corel in January 1996. However, Novell kept the WordPerfect Office technology, incorporating it into its GroupWise messaging and collaboration product.

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WordPerfect Office != Microsoft Office. d0nk3y 0 466 Nov 24, 2010 8:26 PM

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