Red Hat Settles Two Linux Patent Infringement Lawsuits

Linux software provider Red Hat Inc. said it settled two patent lawsuits brought against it by Firestar Software Inc. and DataTern Inc. Red Hat was sued for patent infringement by Firestar in 2006 in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas, for allegedly violating a patent covering a method for interfacing a software application with a related database to facilitate access to that database.

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