Linked by Rahul on Thu 5th Mar 2009 14:32 UTC
Red Hat InformationWeek reports that Red Hat is being sued for patent infringement by Software Tree. The patent involved is of an impedance-matching layer between an object-oriented system and a relational database. "Red Hat acquired open source developer JBoss in 2006 for $420 million. Software Tree contends that certain of Red Hat's JBoss products, including the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, which includes JBoss Hibernate, step on its patent. 'The infringing products have no substantial noninfringing uses,' Software Tree says in court papers. The lawsuit also names Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Genuitec as defendants because the companies sell JBoss-based software or include it on their products." This is not the first time Red Hat has been sued over JBoss technology. A previous suit was the first public GPL compatible patent settlement and protected not only Red Hat but downstream users and developers as well.
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RE[2]: tisk tisk
by rjamorim on Fri 6th Mar 2009 12:39 UTC in reply to "RE: tisk tisk"
rjamorim
Member since:
2005-12-05

Let's check Groklaw, quick! I bet they already found a link between Software Tree and Microsoft.

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RE[3]: tisk tisk
by broken_symlink on Fri 6th Mar 2009 16:15 in reply to "RE[2]: tisk tisk"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

You don't need to, it was in the article.

"Software Tree's partners include Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT), IBM, Borland, and Sun, while customers range from Concert Communications to the Los Alamos National Lab and News Corporation's Kesmai unit."

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