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Re: MS partner sues Red Hat for patent violation ..

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: MS partner sues Red Hat for patent violation ..
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 16:35:00 +0000 (UTC)
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In gnu.misc.discuss Doug Mentohl <> wrote:
> 'Software Tree LLC claims that JBoss infringes on its database patent 
> for "exchanging data and commands between an object oriented system and 
> a relational system." Software Tree's partners include Microsoft, and 
> that the suit was filed in Eastern Texas, which is known as a 
> plaintiff's paradise for patent actions."'

Just as an aside, wouldn't it be a smart move for high tech companies to
avoid doing business in Eastern Texas, so that they'd couldn't be patent
trolled there?  If enough companies boycotted that place, they might fix
their legal setup.


Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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