IBM Teams Up With USPTO To Improve Patent Quality

Law360, New York (January 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- With more than 120 IP attorneys and the largest patent portfolio in the world, IBM is a force to be reckoned with. Now Big Blue is setting its sights on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, determined that the best way to address poor patent quality is to put the full force of its innovation to work for the agency.

That innovation will help the USPTO improve the patent examination process and increase patent quality, according to IBM.

Not only will IBM’s own patents potentially be...
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