DOJ Asks Novell *and Microsoft* for More Information Regarding the Patent Sale

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 3, 2011 6:34 PM EDT
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Novell reveals in an SEC filing today supplementing its proxy statement that the US Department of Justice has sent it and Microsoft a "second request" for more information regarding the proposed sale of patents to the Microsoft-organized consortium CPTN: Also on February 2, 2011, each of CPTN and Novell received a Second Request from the DOJ regarding the sale of certain identified patents and patent applications to CPTN contemplated by the Patent Purchase Agreement. The Second Requests have the effect of extending the waiting period under the HSR Act until 30 days after both parties have substantially complied with the Second Requests, unless the waiting period is earlier terminated. Novell is in the process of gathering information to respond to this Second Request and is continuing to cooperate fully with the DOJ in connection with its review.

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