IBM Beats Hasty Retreat

The ridiculous IBM “Outsourcing of Services” patent has been withdrawn and magnanimously returned to “the public domain”.

Evidently IBM decided in September of 2006 they would stress filing patents with “significant technical content”.  They are going to “sharply reduce” the filling of bogus, aka business method patents.  The company had no comment on their tens of thousands of patents filed and awarded before that date.