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Minutes of the Marathon July 27 SCO Hearing and More Bankruptcy Filings
Tuesday, July 28 2009 @ 02:58 PM EDT

The minutes from yesterday's hearing in the SCO bankruptcy are in, with all the participants listed. And the judge has already denied SCO's request for expedited handling of the motion to shorten notice on its motion to sell the marketing of its Java patent.

Please note that we are continuing to update yesterday's coverage of the marathon bankrupcy hearing, as more reports are filed. The hearing lasted until a little after 10PM at night, so it was almost 12 hours' long. The judge will rule on SCO's fate in a week. The minutes just say everything was taken under advisement. But our reporters say he said he'd rule by a week, so it could even be sooner, but no later.

Here's the docket, and you'll note that there is a mistake in describing the #874 entry, which is replicated in the title of the document, but the text clears it up:

872 - Filed & Entered: 07/27/2009
Application to Employ (B)
Docket Text: Application to Employ -Application for Approval of Employment of Global IP Law Group, LLC As Marketing Consultant In Connection With The Sale Of Debtors' Patent- Global IP Law Group, LLC as Exclusive Marketing Consultant Filed by Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A # (2) Exhibit B # (3) Exhibit C -Affidavit of David Berten# (4) Proposed Form of Order # (5) Affidavit of Service) (Makowski, Kathleen)

873 - Filed & Entered: 07/27/2009
Terminated: 07/28/2009
Motion to Shorten (B)

07/28/2009 - 874 - Order Denying Fourth Motion by Debtors Under Section 1121(d) for Extension of Exclusivity Deadlines. (Related Doc # 872 , 873 ) Order Signed on 7/28/2009. (BAM) (Entered: 07/28/2009)

07/27/2009 - 875 - Minutes of Hearing held on: 07/27/2009 Subject: Sale Hearing and Motion to Convert. (vCal Hearing ID (95534)). (related document(s) 867 ) (SS) Additional attachment(s) added on 7/28/2009 (SS). (Entered: 07/28/2009)

The exhibit to #875 tells us who was in attendance at the hearing yesterday:
Leslie Bayles, Bryan Cave, for unXis, Inc.
Arthur Spector, Berger Singerman, for SCO
Laurie Selber Silverstein, Potter, Anderson, for IBM
Richard Levin, Cravath, IBM
David Marriott, Cravath, IBM
Michael Reynolds, Cravath, IBM
Sean Greecher, Young Conoway, for Novell
Adam Lewis, Morrison & Foerster, Novell
Michael Jacobs, Morrison & Foerster, Novell
Mauricio Gonzalez, Boies Schiller, SCO
Franklin Caplan, Berger Singerman, SCO
Jason Cyrulnik, Boies Schiller, SCO
Ted Normand, Boies Schiller, SCO
Kenneth Nielsen, SCO Group, for SCO
Christopher Donoho, Lovells LLP, for "LNS Inc."
Ryan Tibbitts, SCO Group
Jeff Hunsaker, SCO Group
Darl McBride, SCO Group
William Harrington, US Trustee, for UST
James O'Neill, Pachulski Stang, for SCO
Douglas A. Bates [by phone], Berger Singerman, SCO
Amish Doshi [by phone], Day Pitney, for Oracle
Alan P. Petrofsky [by phone], pro se, "Interested Party, Alan P. Petrofsky, LISTEN ONLY"
And Groklaw was there, of course, and many others. But the above are all the lawyers and witnesses. I see Lovells sent a lawyer on the claim that Microsoft just transferred to "LNS Inc.", as the sign-in sheet shows it. The Assignment of Claim says LNS LLC. Well, who can keep track of all the fast-moving details, eh?

Let's break the list down by interest:

FOR SCO, LAWYERS:
Arthur Spector, Berger Singerman, for SCO
Mauricio Gonzalez, Boies Schiller, SCO
Franklin Caplan, Berger Singerman, SCO
Jason Cyrulnik, Boies Schiller, SCO
Ted Normand, Boies Schiller, SCO
James O'Neill, Pachulski Stang, for SCO
Douglas A. Bates [by phone], Berger Singerman, SCO

FOR SCO, WITNESSES:
Kenneth Nielsen, SCO Group, for SCO
Ryan Tibbitts, SCO Group [He was there as a lawyer too, of course.]
Jeff Hunsaker, SCO Group
Darl McBride, SCO Group

FOR IBM:
Laurie Selber Silverstein, Potter, Anderson, for IBM
Richard Levin, Cravath, IBM
David Marriott, Cravath, IBM
Michael Reynolds, Cravath, IBM

FOR NOVELL:
Sean Greecher, Young Conoway, for Novell
Adam Lewis, Morrison & Foerster, Novell
Michael Jacobs, Morrison & Foerster, Novell

FOR uNXIS:
Leslie Bayles, Bryan Cave, for unXis, Inc.

FOR ORACLE:
Amish Doshi [by phone], Day Pitney, for Oracle

FOR LNS:
Christopher Donoho, Lovells LLP, for "LNS Inc."

FOR U.S. TRUSTEE'S OFFICE:
William Harrington, US Trustee, for UST

FOR HIMSELF:
Alan P. Petrofsky [by phone], pro se, "Interested Party, Alan P. Petrofsky, LISTEN ONLY"

Here's SCO's press release about getting 10,000 customers for its iPhone app, "The SCO Group Achieves Milestone of 10,000 Mobile Solutions Users and Prepares to Release Two New Mobile Applications". Uh huh. FCTask sells for $5.99. We're talking iPhone apps, are we not? Here's the meat of the press release, because historians won't believe it otherwise:

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LINDON, Utah, July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc., (PinkSheets: SCOXQ) a leading provider of UNIX(R) software technology and mobility solutions, today announced that it has reached a significant milestone within its mobile technology business. Ranking as high as #13 on Apple's App store for paid productivity applications, FC Tasks(TM), sold under the FranklinCovey Products brand, and FC Mobilelife(TM) have surpassed 10,000 customers.

Designed specifically for Apple's popular iPhone(R) and iPod Touch(R), FC Tasks, which is marketed exclusively by FranklinCovey Products is an easy-to-use, feature-rich task management tool that incorporates proven FranklinCovey planning methodology. FC Tasks quickly manages daily personal and professional tasks from an iPhone and iPod Touch with this application available from the world leaders in time management. FC Tasks, based on popular demand, will also be available for select, popular BlackBerry models in the coming weeks.

"This is a significant milestone for our application business," said Jeff Hunsaker, president and chief operating officer, SCO Operations. "Effective task management from mobile devices gives users greater productivity anywhere, anytime and enhances the communication experience of iPhone and iPod Touch users," said Hunsaker.

FC Tasks sells for $5.99 from Apple's App Store. For more information about FC Tasks, visit http://www.fcmobilelife.com/products/fctasks.php

FC Mobilelife(TM), available for download at www.fcmobilelife.com, enables smart phone and PC users to communicate with powerful multimedia blogs, set goals and appointments real-time, as well as create and delegate task lists whenever and wherever. Unlike any other current solutions, FC Mobilelife allows users to setup appointments and meetings with confidence and check team members' calendars through its unique busy search function right from the convenience of their BlackBerry(R) and Windows(R) smartphones. FC Mobilelife has a free trial version as well as several paid, professional license editions.

SCO also announces an upcoming release of a new mobile application, FranklinCovey Mobilelife Goals. FC Goals incorporates the FranklinCovey methodology of setting and tracking goals into a powerful, new iPhone and iTouch application. FC Goals allows users to set and achieve goals whenever and wherever you are. Its unique multimedia capabilities allow you to add audio and multi-media to goal tracking and visually view percentages completed within the application.

"FC Goals provides iPhone and iTouch users with the capability of being connected to their goals in a mobile environment using a powerful, visually-pleasing interface," said Shaun Cutler, director of product management, SCO. "Also, with its new Spoken Goals feature, users can instantly add audio goals while on the go," said Cutler.

FC Goals will be available for sale through the Apple App store and is estimated to sell for $4.99.


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