IAM: IBM's Kappos says Big Blue is opposed to business method patents
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 26 Jun 2008 10:42
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
I asked him about the company’s position on business method patents in light of the In re Bilski case currently before the CAFC. He told me that IBM was opposed to the current regime in the US and preferred the European model under which business method patents are almost completely unavailable. Yes, the owner of the world’s largest portfolio of business method patents, largely amassed since the State Street Bank decision of 1998, believes that they are bad and unnecessary.
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