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Lindows Can't Block Microsoft From Foreign Courts

eWeek Enterprise News & Reviews - April 4, 2004

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
This had been an unusual proposal in the first place. "I would have to say that the proposal is not one that I have ever seen in a trademark case, but the suit in many ways is unusual," said Robert P. Andris, intellectual property attorney partner in the Redwood City, Calif., office of the law firm of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley. "Courts have the inherent power to weigh the equities of a situation and fashion remedies based on the chances of success and the potential harm that could befall the parties. It appears the court is attempting to fashion a remedy that will allow the survival of a small competitor in a case which it has indicated [by its prior rulings] that it thinks will go against the industry leader."