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May 17, 2009

Outlier

The cabal misnamed as the Coalition for Patent Fairness advocates making patent enforcement more tortuous and expensive than it already is, as well as circumscribing patent holders' basic rights, such as transfer of ownership. IT shakers Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Micron and Cisco belong, and all share the distinction of being top ten patent gatherers in 2008. IBM, the top patent scooper, is the only one among IT corporate brethren who is not a member of the Coalition, and the only one which has raked in serious lucre for years through patent licensing. Microsoft, to its credit, has recently acquired the knack of cross-licensing.

Posted by Patent Hawk at May 17, 2009 11:52 AM | The Patent System

Comments

Hey, I didn't know about their stance on "circumscribing patent holders' basic rights, such as transfer of ownership." Can you provide a source for this?

Posted by: Defector at May 18, 2009 7:59 AM