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Microsoft-led entity to purchase 882 Novell patents in Attachmate deal

CPTN Holdings, a consortium of technology companies organized by Microsoft, is purchasing 882 Novell patents for US$450 million cash, according to a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing submitted on Monday US time by Novell. The deal is concurrent with Novell's sale to Attachmate for $US2.2 billion.