Companies and Patents

Alexandre Dulaunoy alex at
Sun May 12 15:24:19 UTC 2002

At Cisco, it's like that too. You have also an online patent registration 
for the employee. (and you also get your name on the patent wall)

Of course, the copyright holder is Cisco and only Cisco. 

I hope we can see in future a wall with all the employee doing Free 
Software under a "copyleft" style license. 

Software Patent is really a pain. 


On Sun, 12 May 2002, John Tapsell wrote:

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> This is probably very old news for everyone else, but I only just found out.
> I went for a job at IBM, and they have this policy of trying to get everyone 
> to get 3 patents each.  If they do they get their photo put on the wall in a 
> frame etc.  They say this is a fairly common practice.. 
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