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IBM Promises Standards-Based Patent Protection for All

Jul 11, 2007, 17:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"I've just taken a first look at IBM's promise not to assert its patents involved in implementing 150 software standards and it appears to be a work of art in its simplicity.

"Not only does it grant royalty-free access to patents related to 150 specifications including ODF, SAML, SOAP and the WS-* standards, it also acts to protect those who implement those standards from third-party patent infringement claims..."

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