September 8, 2009

Why Did Microsoft Sell Off 22 ‘Linux-Related` Patents?

Article Source eWeek
September 8, 2009, 3:02 pm

What was Microsoft's motive in selling off 22 patents purportedly relating to Linux?

The Open Invention Network Sept. 8 confirmed its acquisition of 22 patents formerly held by Microsoft that it described as "Linux-focused." OIN acquired the patents from the Allied Security Trust, which acquired them from Microsoft in a private auction sale in July. Microsoft itself acquired the patents in a deal with Silicon Graphics...

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