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Submission + - Novell Sale Delayed Until April Due to Patents ( 1

darthcamaro writes: Novell's $2.2 billion dollar acquisition by Attachmate isn't going to close as soon as first expected. A key part of the deal is the sale of 882 patents to a consortium of vendors led by Microsoft. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the patent deal and is now pushing out the close until at least April 12th. Does this mean the deal is in trouble?
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Novell Sale Delayed Until April Due to Patents

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  • If patents prevent merger-frenzied corporations from getting what they want maybe Congress will actually look at the problem...

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