SCO Group’s legal fight against IBM, Red Hat and others over alleged copyright infringement of Unix code is growing increasingly expensive. NewsFactor reports that SCO “will pay its lawyers some $9 million to pursue these lawsuits while also shelling out to defend itself against counterclaims by Red Hat and IBM.” NewsFactor cited a research note by Gartner analyst George Weiss for the total.

The news service added that SCO already had agreed to give its legal representatives, the firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner, a 20 percent share in SCO if it is sold. NewsFactor adds that SCO received some $50 million from BayStar Capital recently in return for 17.5 percent of outstanding shares.

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