IBM Pledges Free Access to Patents Involved in Implementing 150+ Software Standards

Posted by SamShazaam on Jul 12, 2007 4:49 AM EDT
CNN Money; By Ari Fishkind
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IBM today announced that it is granting universal and perpetual access to certain intellectual property that might be necessary to implement more than 150 standards designed to make software interoperable. IBM's commitment not only applies to the distributors, developers or manufacturers that are implementing the specifications involved, but also extends to their users or customers. It is valid as long as adopters are not suing any party -- not just IBM -- over necessary patented technology needed to implement the standards.

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