SCO flops in DaimlerChrysler Unix lawsuit

CNET writes “Controversial company suffers setback in legal efforts to capitalize on Unix.”

In a hearing Wednesday, Judge Rae Lee Chabot of Oakland County Circuit Court in Michigan granted most of DaimlerChrysler’s motion to dismiss the case, SCO and DaimlerChrysler representatives said.

The loss doesn’t set a precedent, but it does make it harder for SCO to pursue its overall case, said Mark Radcliffe, an intellectual property attorney with Gray Cary. “The more that SCO is unsuccessful in its claims, the more it decreases their ability to go out and use the threat of litigation to obtain settlements,” he said. “It diminishes their credibility.”

Link: CNET