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Hold Those Linux Lawsuits: Patent Standoff Pending

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As much fun as it has been -- and it has been fun -- to hear Steve Ballmer verbally backhand Linux distributors with threats of patent lawsuits, to watch the whole Microsoft-Novell Linux deal dissolve faster than a Britney Spears marriage (and, yes, that’s our attempt to drag our pop-cultural references into this century) , and to witness the hue and cry of open-source types, bloggers and other pundits following the deal, we all might want to take a step back and pay attention to something very important that will start this week: The US Supreme Court is going to take a look at patents.

In fact, it’s a case about ... gas pedals. There’s a battle shaping up here that could profoundly affect some of the world’s most powerful corporations.

How would a Supreme Court ruling affect Microsoft in its lust to lash Linux with lawsuits?

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