IBM filed a motion for summary judgment in its legal dispute with Unix vendor, The SCO Group, Inc., accusing SCO of having no evidence to support its claim of copyright infringement against IBM.
Kirkland intellectual property partner Jeffery Norman said that by seeking a declaratory judgment, IBM was showing that it viewed SCO's case as "so weak that no reasonable jury could rule in favor of SCO." Because the copyright claims form the base of SCO's case, the filing for declaratory judgment creates the possibility that the dispute could be over in a matter of months.
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