Novell's patents bought by Microsoft, Apple, EMC, & Oracle

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 16, 2010 3:40 PM EDT
ZDNet; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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When CPTN Holdings appeared out of the blue to snap up Novell’s patent portfolio, the only thing anyone knew about them was that Microsoft was behind the group and that’s all Microsoft had to say about its Novell intellectual property (IP) purchase. Now, thanks to Germany’s anti-trust body, the Bundeskartellamt, we know that Microsoft’s CPTN Holdings partners were Apple, EMC, and Oracle.

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My money is on patent defense. JaseP 1 713 Dec 16, 2010 4:22 PM

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