Microsoft, Novell OS Antitrust Conflict Heats Up

Law360, New York (November 16, 2009, 5:11 PM EST) -- Microsoft Corp. has traded more barbs with Novell Inc. in that company's ongoing lawsuit accusing Microsoft of blocking competition in the computer operating systems market, alleging Novell lost the right to bring claims when it sold its software to another company.

In a memorandum filed Friday in the U.S. District Court of Maryland in response to Novell’s renewed motion for summary judgment, Microsoft argued that because Novell sold its operating system and all claims associated with it to Caldera Inc. in 1996 it lost the privilege...
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