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Linux group wants software patents made null

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An open source advocacy group has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a Microsoft Corp. case asking the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate all software patents.

The New York-based Software Freedom Law Center's (SFLC) amicus brief was submitted earlier this month in Microsoft v. AT&T, which is scheduled for argument before the high court in February.

The SFLC, which says its mission is to provide legal representation and other law-related services to protect and advance free and Open Source software, said on its Web site it believes that software copied and distributed outside the United States cannot infringe U.S. patents.

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