Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 08:49 UTC, submitted by kragil
Amiga & AROS A few weeks ago, Novell and Red Hat jointly fended off a patent infringement suit thrown their way by a patent troll. The patent in question more or less came down to the concept of virtual desktops - and thanks to Groklaw, several people helped in finding cases of prior art. The most interesting one of all? A carefully restored and working Amiga 1000 demonstrated to the judge and jury.
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RE: This also can be bad!
by -pekr- on Sun 16th May 2010 08:24 UTC in reply to "This also can be bad!"
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What if some troll finds out who now owns old Amiga patent for this tech? This practically means troll can buy it and sue again for this and win. Or, what if this patent is already in possession if trolls?

PS: I am assuming that Amiga patented this, please someone tell me this is not the case!

Gateway bought the Amiga back then. And IIRC, Gateway is now owned by Acer. So it is Acer, who owns those patents, if they do exist. I don't know much about Amiga related patents, but I do remember two-button mouse was a patent by Amiga, or so was the saying.

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