Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, EMC consortium plan withdrawn

Plans to form CPTN to purchase Novell patents have been withdrawn

By Jennifer Baker, IDG News Service |  Business, Apple, EMC

But CPTN's decision to withdraw the filing doesn't provide much reason to relax, according to Gerloff.

"The battle is not over. Perhaps we have a small amount of breathing space, but the battle is not over."

Novell is being bought by Attachmate, but the separate sale of Novell's patent portfolio to CPTN for $450 million was already agreed.

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