Saturday, November 26, 2011

Monopolies, Once Established, Can Prevail and Prosper over Decades: IBM Continues its U.S. Patent Leadership


IBM is the legend, not Apple.

Nearly 6000 patents last year. No other company comes close.

At Forbes, Bob Evans of SAP has the story

at

IBM and its Stranglehold on Patent Leadership.

One might see that as a rejoinder to Holmes saying to Watson:
"Elementary"
i.e. the IBM rejoinder in the person of Thomas J. Watson:
"Once an organization loses its spirit of pioneering and rests on its early work, its progress stops."
Thomas J. Watson
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/thomas_j_watson.html#ixzz1eoV0v8gq

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