Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

IP Innovation v Red Hat and Novell - 1 Year Later

Filed under
Legal

It's been a while since we last looked in on the IP Innovation LLC v. Red Hat et al patent litigation. In fact, it's been exactly a year. The parties are deep in discovery, with trial set for April 12, 2010[PDF]. That could change, of course. But that's the date set. IP Innovation thinks the trial will take 3 days while Red Hat and Novell estimate between 7 and 10. It takes longer to defend yourself from a patent infringement accusation than to just throw one out there.

So this case gives us a chance to follow a patent litigation, from soup to nuts, play out, and it looks like it will actually be over before we all have children and grandchildren to carry on Groklaw.

So, how's it going in this case, judging from the docket? As you'll see, it's a lot simpler and moving faster than the endless meanderings in the SCO saga. Partly that's because the rules in patent cases force the parties early on to place their cards on the table, as I'll show you. And it's a much simpler fact pattern too. It's also because here, everyone wants the matter settled.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

First Jessie based Debian Edu beta release

Hi, the Debian Edu / Skolelinux project is pleased to announce the first *beta* release of Debian Edu "Jessie" 8.0+edu0~b1, which for the first time is composed entirely of packages from the current Debian stable release, Debian 8 "Jessie". (As most reading this will know, Debian "Jessie" hasn't actually been released by now. The release is still in progress but should finish later today ;) We expect to make a final release of Debian Edu "Jessie" in the coming weeks, timed with the first point release of Debian Jessie. Upgrades from this beta release of Debian Edu Jessie to the final release will be possible and encouraged! Read more

Leftovers: Screenshots and Screencasts

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: Software