ArsTechnica: Patently busy: IBM filing 10 patents/day in technology
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Date: 03 Jan 2008 11:58
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Summary:
Software patents are a contentious issue, and many are concerned when large companies such as Microsoft are seen to patent things such as new DRM systems or new forms of adware. Still, the industry seems to be hurt far worse by "patent trolls"—small companies that have no other business than using broad patents to sue those who actually make products. Microsoft has often been the victim of patent lawsuits; the recent $1.5 billion decision over the Alcatel MP3 patent was just one example.
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