IBM once had great innovators working for them, many holding Nobel prizes etc but for a while they haven’t had a great idea… until NOW!

It’s a genius idea that will revolutionize the whole patent scheme: They’re filling a patent on Getting money out of patents.

Quoting The Register: If Big Blue gets its way, Microsoft’s promises to Novell and Xandros not to sue over alleged infringements of its Windows patent portfolio ought to mean Redmond pays a kickback to IBM.

If that doesn’t change the completely stupid and out-of-this-world patent system in US, I don’t know what will…

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