IBM's Reply Memo Supporting Non-Infringement Declaratory Judgment

Wednesday, August 25 2004 @ 01:52 PM EDT

Contributed by: PJ

Here is IBM's Redacted Reply Memorandum In Further Support of its Cross Motion For Partial Summary Judgment on its Claim for Declaratory Judgment of Non-Infringement. I think you will find it the best of the best. Unless you are Sandeep Gupta, of course. IBM cites so many cases and statutes, it isn't until page 11 that the text begins.

"To avoid summary judgment, SCO was required either to adduce evidence demonstrating that a genuine issue of material fact exists as to IBM's alleged infringement of SCO's purported UNIX copyrights or to demonstrate precisely how additional discovery would lead to a genuine issue of material fact. Notwithstanding SCO's opposition papers of more than 200 pages, SCO fails to establish that any material facts are in dispute or to justify SCO's inability to support its allegations on the current record. Partial summary judgment should therefore be entered in favor of IBM and against SCO."

That says it all right there. You said you had mountains of evidence, IBM is saying to SCO. So, where is it? Where's the beef?

On all the cases, there are too many for me to find them all myself. If anyone feels inspired, please can you see how many we can find? There is no way to properly analyze this document and the SCO document it is responding to without finding the cases referred to. If you find them, I'll explain them.

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