EarthWeb: Microsoft: King of The Patent Hill
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 29 Jan 2008 20:39
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Similar to a stash of weapons a player might rack up during an online adventure game, high technology companies for more than two decades have racked up as many patents as possible. Patents can come in handy, for instance, as a defense – or an offense—when one company sues another for patent infringement. On the other hand, cross-licensing patents between two or more companies can cement business collaborations. For years, IBM has been one of the most prolific tech companies in terms of piling up patents. Now, it's Microsoft's turn.
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