[geeks] SGI files Ch11 again, bought by Rackable for $25M
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 12:28:34 CDT 2009
On Apr 1, 2009, at 12:51 PM, Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
> On Apr 1, 2009, at 11:08 , Bill Bradford wrote:
>> It's not an April Fools joke, and in case you haven't heard:
> That's just sad, sold to what is mostly a vertical OEM.
> I wonder what implications this has for SGI patents and other IP?
> I know at one point a huge portion of the computer industry depends
> on SGI technology, patents, and various agreements. Is that all
> gone or still an issue?
> Microsoft and Apple both depend heavily on not just SGI tech, but
> agreements on licensing and patent issues, and of course do
> companies like nVidia so if any of that is still relevant, Rackable
> just got control/responsibility for it I would assume.
> I can't imagine Rackable being interested in those sorts of things
> and it doesn't seem like they would have the capability to defend,
> organize or develop it either.
> Interesting that the press releases didn't discuss any of that.
Rackable got the patents and the people that managed the licensing of
those patents, no reason to think they'll walk away from it...
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