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IBM intellectual property trial delayed

[JURIST] An intellectual property infringement lawsuit by SCO Group [corporate website] against IBM [corporate website] will not go to trial until February 26, 2007, over two years later than originally scheduled. US District Judge Dale Kimball [official profile] rescheduled the trial Thursday to allow the two sides to work through what is anticipated to be a lengthy discovery period. Judge Kimball also denied a motion by SCO to amend their complaint [PDF] a second time. The lawsuit centers around IBM's movement of proprietary software into Linux, another operating system. Two weeks ago, Kimball ordered that IBM CEO Sam Palmisano [official profile] could be deposed, but only for four hours. CNET has more.

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