Just out of curiosity, it seems that Elliott began purchasing additional stock (of Novell's) around Jan of 2010

Is there any way to see/track how much they had prior to that?

I'm only asking because I thought there was some odd regulation or something that if you purchased a large chunk of shares in one swoop it got recorded somewhere.

Usually when that happens (assuming I'm correct, which I'm not even sure of), then like lots of people think something's up and go and buy the stock as well?

I'm wondering what percentage they had prior (I think now they're at like 8.5% or something, so was wondering if they were at like 5% prior)

Not that it matters much, just idle curiosity. As opposed to whatever the opposite of idle is.