Linked by Andrew Youll on Sat 8th Oct 2005 09:20 UTC, submitted by Yves R. Crevecoeur
IBM IBM has dropped its three remaining claims of patent infringement in a lawsuit against the SCO Group, which originally sued Big Blue in March 2003 over claims it broke a Unix licensing contract by moving technology to Linux.
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The patent counterclaims by IBM were tactical nuclear weapons not PR. They don't need a sledgehammer to crack a nut at the moment, so the patent counterclaims were dropped.

What IBM was saying was we have patents on everything - sue us and we will bury you.

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