Sutor: IBM’s patent announcement today
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 15 Jan 2009 10:39
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In the first case, IBM is saying that it will significantly increase the number of technical inventions it formally publishes into the public domain. These then become unpatentable by anyone but it also means they are free for use by anyone in anything, including open source and standards. So just as IBM has frequently talked about having a balanced and dynamic intellectual property strategy, this will more explicitly push more useful ideas into the open.
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