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10.21.07

Another Indirect Link is Found Between Microsoft and Acacia (Patent Troll That Attacks Linux) (Updated)

Posted in Courtroom, Finance, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Patents, SCO at 11:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“It turns out that BayStar was one of the investors in Acacia Research”Remember BayStar? That company is the probably most major link between Microsoft and SCO. As you are aware, SCO’s lawsuits against Linux (vendors/users) began in 2003 and an E-mail that we have just receives reveals the following nugget of information.

It turns out that BayStar was one of the investors in Acacia Research, which is also believed to be associated with Microsoft [1, 2, 3]. We truly dislike proprietary Microsoft formats, but the following is embedded in a PowerPoint presentation [PPT].

Among BayStar portfolio companies, you’ll find:

Acacia Research (CombiMatrix) CBMX 20-May-03 50% warrant coverage at $2.75 strike price Biopharm

We’ve been told that it might be worth waiting until we discover a little more. This is a good start nonetheless, and it is a very intriguing financial connection.

Update: a few hours later, Groklaw published some more details about this connection (we shared the same anonymous source, but this site reported the findings first). PJ found a PDF version, so the PowerPoint version is obsolete now.

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  1. Doug said,

    October 21, 2007 at 11:39 am

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