I posted a note on the JOMC490 class blog about IBM’s latest moves to clear up the global (and US) patent mess. Once again IBM leads the nations in not only pushing for but modeling best practices for patent reform.

A nice side story: IBM called on “[m]ore than 50 patent and policy experts from the United States, Europe, Japan and China [who] exchanged views for two months in May and June on a wiki, an online site that can be added to and edited collectively.” The policy can be found here.

Disclosure: IBM occassionally funds part of ibiblio.org through their Shared University Research grant program.