Novell pursues SCO from the intellectual property courts to the bankruptcy courts.
When SCO went for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it was thought that SCO was doing it in part to avoid losing its cash reserves and more to Novell in the next stage of the Novell/SCO lawsuit. Now, Novell is pursuing SCO from the IP (intellectual property) courts to the bankruptcy courts.
SCO filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sept. 14. This came after SCO had been slammed by one defeat after another in its anti-Linux lawsuits. Most recently, the U.S. District Court ruled that Novell, not SCO, owned Unixs intellectual property. This cracked the foundation to many of SCOs other lawsuits.
At the same time, SCO has been getting mauled in the stock market. It hasnt helped any that Nasdaq is threatening SCO with delisting not once, but twice. The first time is simply because SCO filed for bankruptcy. SCO appealed and will have a chance on Nov. 8 to convince the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel that it shouldnt be delisted for seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.