Red Hat Wants In On Linux Patent Suit Against Users

Law360, New York (June 2, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Linux distributor Red Hat Inc. has asked to intervene in Bedrock Computer Technologies LLC's infringement suit against Red Hat customers including Inc. and Softlayer Technologies Inc. over a software patent.

Bedrock's suit takes issue with elements at the heart of Red Hat's operating system, but the patent-holding company has so far resisted taking on Red Hat itself, the company said Tuesday in a motion to intervene filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Instead, the plaintiff has gone after Red...
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