Novell sale to Attachmate delayed until April - due to patent investigation

Posted by red5 on Mar 11, 2011 5:14 PM EDT; By Sean Kerner
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Novell shareholders are going to have wait just a bit longer until they can cash in and be acquired by Attachmate for $2.2 billion. Though Novell shareholders have already approved the sale, the deal is contingent on Novell selling off 882 patents to CPTN Holdings - a group which includes Microsoft, Apple and Oracle. The CPTN patent sale is in the process of being reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice and according to a new regulatory filing from Novell - the process is going to take more time than first expected. The DOJ has issued a second request for information from Novell which Novell is complying with.

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