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IP Innovation LLC: Patsy or Proxy?

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For the record, (and I realize that I might be opening myself to calls of "naive") I am not 100 percent convinced that this pioneering patent infringement lawsuit is a direct result of Microsoft's planning.

I will concede that Pamela Jones at Groklaw did some excellent digging to find two really suspicious-looking connections between the patent-litigation happy IP Innovation LLC and our favorite monopolist, and I will really not be surprised if these connections do turn out to be legitimate controlling puppet strings from Redmond.

I am resisting, however, slapping the accusation on Microsoft right out of the gate. Here's why...

First, in the world of IT, it's a little bit hard to find any company without some sort of connection to Microsoft. Granted, this isn't six degrees of separation--it is a very close connection, and I believe the most compelling evidence that Redmond is playing a hand in this litigation.

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