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Informix Denies Patent Infringement Allegations by IBM
On February 7, Informix Corporation (NASDAQ:IFMX) announced it was vigorously denying accusations by International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) of patent

infringement  Denies Patent Infringement Allegations by IBM Event Summary MENLO PARK, Calif.-February 7, 2000-Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy, announced that International Business Machines Corporation has filed an action against Informix in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware alleging infringement of several United States patents owned by IBM. Informix strongly believes that the allegations are utterly devoid

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