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Old 05-01-2007, 08:46 AM   #1
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LXer: Court rules in favor of Microsoft in case involving AT&T patent


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The Supreme Court sided with Microsoft Corp. on Monday in a case that restricts the reach of U.S. patents overseas. In a 7-1 decision, the court found that Microsoft is not liable in a patent dispute with AT&T. The decision could impact other lawsuits against Microsoft and save the company billions because of the global scope of its operations. (footnote: although perhaps not directly affecting Linux/FOSS now, subject could impact other pending FOSS-related issues in the future)

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