IBM Files For Patent On Patent Trolling, But It May Be Too Late

from the different-methods-of-trolling? dept

A few folks have been submitting this story from Conceivably Tech about how IBM is applying for a patent that appears to cover some aspect of patent trolling. The patent application (20100332285), which was published just before the end of the year seeks to cover a "computerized system for an intellectual property (IP) framework" which includes what appear to be patent troll-style moves -- such as monitoring the market to find "licensing" opportunities.

Of course, IBM might be a bit late to the game. As we noted over two years ago, it looked like Halliburton (yes, Halliburton) was applying for a patent on patent trolling -- and that patent was a lot more explicit. So perhaps IBM may find that there's a fair amount of prior art to deal with...

Filed Under: patent trolling, patents
Companies: halliburton, ibm


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    youignorantpeople (profile), 5 Jan 2011 @ 7:52am

    Re: Chris in Utah

    The Bushes never owned Halliburton. Halliburton is a publicly traded company. It is owned buy thousands of stockholders. Dick Cheney was CEO many years ago. Before he was ever Vice President. When he was VP he had no stake in Halliburton. The Bushes don't own Dick Cheney nor does Dick Cheney own the Bushes. Get your facts straight before jumping on the Bush Bash train

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