Is Nothing New On The Internet?

Law360, New York (August 12, 2009, 1:19 PM EDT) -- According to its Web site, IBM’s portfolio exceeds 40,000 active patents,[1] 3,125 of which were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2007 alone.[2]

While there is no doubt that the subject matter and breadth of the inventions described in this vast portfolio span well beyond the confines of the information superhighway, if only a tenth of these have some connection to the Internet (not to mention the hordes of other companies filing Web-based patent applications), one wonders what innovation is left for the...
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