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Re: MS partner sues Red Hat for patent violation ..


From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: MS partner sues Red Hat for patent violation ..
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 21:24:49 +0000 (UTC)
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Hi, Roy!

In gnu.misc.discuss Roy Schestowitz <address@hidden> wrote:
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> ____/ Alan Mackenzie on Thursday 05 March 2009 16:35 : \____

>> Just as an aside, wouldn't it be a smart move for high tech companies to
>> avoid doing business in Eastern Texas, so that they'd couldn't be patent
>> trolled there?  If enough companies boycotted that place, they might fix
>> their legal setup.
 
> Would that exempt them from litigation? IANAL, so I find this suggestion
> curious.

I'm no more a lawyer than you are, but I thought that patent suits in
the USA could be filed anywhere where the defendant does substantial
business.

-- 
Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).



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