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Patent Board Says Red Hat’s Portfolio Is Valuable

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Who knew?

Turns out that Red Hat, which loathes patents - since they're inconvenient to its business model - and would love to stop Microsoft from getting its hands on Novell's patents, has the 50th strongest patent portfolio in the IT industry.

At least the Patent Board, which tracks the US and European portfolios of the top 2,700 high-tech firms and regularly publishes a Patent Scorecard, thinks so.

Red Hat, which now has 137 US patents, describes its interests as purely defensive "to deter those not interested in the success of open source software from using their patents to attack Red Hat and the open source community."

rest here (maureen o'gara alert)




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