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Old 07-12-2007, 03:16 AM   #1
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LXer: IBM pledges free access to patents for standards


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IBM announced today that they are simplifying access to their patent portfolio as it applies to open standards. "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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