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+ - Microsoft sues over Linux patents->

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Rayban writes "Looks like it has finally happened. Microsoft is suing Tom Tom for patent infringement and has brought its Linux-threatening patent arsenal into the fray. Included in the suit is the infamous '517 FAT filesystem patent:

"The complaint [PDF] is online. The patents involved are 6,175,789 (Vehicle computer system with open platform), 7,054,745 (Method and system for generating driving directions), 6,704,032 (Methods and Arrangements for Interacting with Controllable Objects within a Graphical User Interface Environment Using Various Input Mechanisms), 7,117,286 (Portable computing device-integrated appliance), 6,202,008 (Vehicle computer system with wireless internet), 5,579,517 (Common name space for long and short filenames), 5,758,352 (Common name space for long and short filenames, again), and 6,256,642 (Method and System for File System Management Using a Flash-Erasable, Programmable, Read-only Memory). Stay tuned, it could be interesting."

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