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[CT] IBM Conceives Ultimate Patent Troll Patent.

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http://www.conceivablytech.com/4823/...file-a-patent/

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It may be somewhat ironic that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published in the last week of 2010, a year with a boat load of questionable patent filings and approvals, a patent application from IBM, which automates the management of intellectual property and comes with a “defend” module to formulate a strategy in the case of patent infringement.

The right to protect inventions and intellectual property from being copied in a frivolous way is one of the foundations of a rewarding economy, but a loose control and oversight in fact can have the opposite effect and we are witnessing astonishing lawsuits based on IP infringement claims every day. A few days ago, Microsoft co-founder revised his rampage against Google, Apple, Facebook and Yahoo. There is an ongoing trial involving a key Wi-Fi patent. And we are lost in confusion who is suing whom over what in the smartphone arena. The latest entrants are Sony and LG: Sony claims that LG infringes on 7 Sony mobile phone patents.

Those with massive IP holdings, whether they are used for products or not, may now hope for an efficient software, or at least procedure, how to organize a patent mess from the beginning to end. The components are divided in a “direct” portion, which includes the overall strategy such as R&D, portfolio, filing, budgeting and forecasting. “Control” covers factors such as market alignment, invention evaluation, IP valuation, and inventor training. “Execute” includes trade secret protection, trademark creation, IP landscaping, technology monitoring, and competitive intelligence.
Patent, patent, patent.

Argh! I've said it so many times it's lost all meaning!
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Because it has.

The patent system, once a great system to protect weaker companies, has been flipped and turned upside down.
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Broken system is broken, was never meant too compensate for the mega corporations of today.
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so they patented a patent?
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so they patented a patent?
Please... my head hurts enough already.
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Because it has.

The patent system, once a great system to protect weaker companies, has been flipped and turned upside down.
It's now become a funnel leading directly to the pockets of lawyers. Had I known I could make a living arguing in circles, I would have skipped getting married and gone to law school.
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The problem with the patent system is it allows for companies like Apple to say "You know what would be cool" then they patent the idea except they haven't worked on it.
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so they patented a patent?
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Essentially, IBM could claim to have patented the …. patent. It covers very broad strategies how to file and protect a patent. So, this particular patent is, in fact, approved by the USPTO, and you file for a patent in the future, you may want to contact IBM, because you may infringe on at least on ingenious idea IBM laid out in its filing.
I'm sure I've seen someone make a post on OCN stating "I patent the patent" way before IBM said squat.

...find that post gentlemen, I think we have a case.
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so they patented a patent?


That is as far as im willing to go with this.
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