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IBM Puts Patent Filings Online

The New York Times reports that IBM will put its patent filings on line as it files them.

“The larger picture here is that intellectual property is the crucial capital in a global knowledge economy,” said Samuel J. Palmisano, I.B.M.’s chief executive. “If you need a dozen lawyers involved every time you want to do something, it’s going to be a huge barrier. We need to make sure that intellectual property is not used as a barrier to growth in the future.”

I think this is an excellent step in the right direction by IBM. More companies should do it.

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