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With regulators giving the green light to the $2.2 billion deal, Novell will operate as two separate businesses--Novell and Suse--alongside the Attachmate and NetIQ brands.
Shareholders of Novell have voted in favor of Attachmate's $2.2 billion offer to acquire the company.
Novell cedes its independence after years of struggle to find a new direction. A Microsoft-led group buying 882 Novell patents throws in nearly a quarter of the purchase price.
Support for Ice Cream Sandwich and Android tablets arrives in the latest version of the start-up's developer tools.
The bill, approved by the House in late June, is the fourth attempt to reform patent legislation in recent years.
A consortium comprised of Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and EMC agrees to open-source licensing for some Novell patents to appease trustbusters.
Fifteen new lawsuits filed by Priceline.com founder Walker Digital take aim at companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Facebook for infringing on its portfolio of patents.
Redmond is well known as a vast holder of technology patents. But the company says the U.S. needs to make some drastic changes to its current system to stay competitive.
As a follow up to its year-old patent lawsuit, Microsoft has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission to bar TiVo units from sale or import in the U.S.
Microsoft reports its fiscal second-quarter earnings later this week--the first fiscal quarter for a handful of products, including Kinect and Windows Phone 7.