Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th Jan 2006 00:53 UTC
Microsoft On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reaffirmed Microsoft's FAT patents (covering the File Allocation Table), but sources close to the Public Patent Foundation indicate that this is not the end of the story of efforts to overthrow these patents. According to sources cited by, the re-issuance of the patent was based on the examiner's having accepted an argument previously advanced by Microsoft, and previously rejected.
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>>IBM has a Linux product which they probably want to protect. <<

IBM does not have a linux distro, or any other linux "product" that I know of. IBM does make a lot of money supporting the linux products of other companies.

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I didn't in any way state that IBM has a Linux distro. Just because they don't package their own distro is irrelevant. I would consider support a product. Whether you do or not is semantics. The point is that IBM derives revenue from supporting Linux.

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