BoycottNovell: Patents Roundup: What Bilski Means to IBM, Microsoft; Patent Trolls Still Win
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 05 Jun 2009 16:41
Number of posts: 1
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IBM’s position on software patents is definitely very troublesome [1, 2]. However, “IBM was talking about business method patents here,” points out a person with knowledge in this area. “I read somewhere on the net that IBM was behind the Bilski “machine transformation” test.” [...] The nature of software patents is very troubling because to avoid an infringement (willful or not willful) is virtually impossible. Software is written very quickly, without a rigorous manufacturing process. As are result, the patent trolls and aggressors are still having a field day.
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