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TomTom Sues the “Patent Troll” Microsoft

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A quick glance at TomTom’s response to Microsoft’s lawsuit that jeopardises the GPL and Linux

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TomTom Countersues: Linux And Microsoft Going To War

http://www.businessinsider.com

This is exactly what we were afraid of. Last month, when Microsoft sued Dutch GPS-maker TomTom on the principle that parts of Linux -- which form the guts of TomTom's device -- violate Microsoft's patents, we hoped for a quick settlement.

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Two Quick Words About Microsoft v. TomTom: Think Bilski

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I'm getting a lot of email about Microsoft suing TomTom for alleged patent infringement, first reported by Todd Bishop on TechFlash. I've put lots of links in NewsPicks for you, and here are the two complaints, the regular complaint filed in federal court and the ITC complaint [PDFs]. I'll restrict myself for now to two quick words: Think Bilski

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Enderle on TomTom - Here We Go Again - Updated 2Xs

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Rob Enderle stands up to defend Microsoft, whom he assumes must have valid patents being asserted in Microsoft's patent litigation lawsuit against TomTom. He therefore wants TomTom to just pay up, and he'd like Linux folks to quit being a drama queen about it all. So, I guess that means Enderle still doesn't understand the GPL? You think? Linux folks are not going to be moving on.

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Who should Software Freedom sue on FAT32?

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Microsoft owns FAT32, but it didn’t appear to pursue its rights. Until the TomTom case. At which point Jeremy Allison of Samba says Microsoft had secret cross-licensing deals with all those other guys which violate the GPL. So who should Software Freedom sue?

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Linux companies sign Microsoft patent protection pacts

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Microsoft is suing TomTom in part because the guys from Redmond claim that TomTom's use of Linux in its navigation devices has violated three of its file-system related patents. One reason why Microsoft feels it can do this is that it already has patent cross-licensing agreements covering these patents with other Linux-using companies.

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What TomTom suit may really be about

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Cars. Microsoft sees cars as the next frontier for computing. If GPS can remain proprietary open source will lack the enabling technology with which to get into the game.

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Clubbing the Tom-Tom

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I’ve been doing some research on the issues in Microsoft’s lawsuit against Tom-Tom. Here’s what I’ve found about the patents are at issue in the case...

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Microsoft sues TomTom over Linux and other patent claims

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Microsoft filed suit against TomTom today, alleging that the in-car navigation company's devices violate eight of its patents -- including three that relate to TomTom's implementation of the Linux kernel.

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Cisco Lawsuit: A Test for the GPL?

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Legal experts chime in about what's really behind the Free Software Foundation's legal action against Cisco, and what it means for the industry.

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How To Avoid Becoming a Defendant in a BusyBox or Any GPL-Related Lawsuit

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The Software Freedom Law Center last month released a guide to help businesses avoid compliance issues with the GPL and LGPL, "Practical Guide to GPL Compliance". The purpose of the guide is to help businesses avoid litigation over the GPL.

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SFLC Files GPL Violation Lawsuit Against Extreme Networks, Inc.

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The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) today announced that it has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Extreme Networks, Inc. on behalf of its clients, two principal developers of BusyBox, alleging violation of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

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Suing students for publishing class notes

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RMS: «A professor is suing students for publishing their class notes. The term "intellectual property" used by the professor's lawyers is a term of confusion and intimidation.»

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Lawsuits Give More Reasons for Microsoft to Call it a Day and Give up on Software Patents

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While Microsoft intends to intimidate its Free software rivals using software patents, or at least force the foolish ones among them to pay ‘protection money’, the company also gets to grip with the fact that software patents are its enemy.

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'Vista Capable' lawsuit against Microsoft now a class action

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In a blow to Microsoft Corp., a federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit late Friday alleging that Microsoft unjustly enriched itself by promoting PCs as "Windows Vista Capable" even when they could only run a bare-bones version of the operating system, called "Vista Home Basic."

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