Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Slashdot | IBM Wants Patent For Lotus Notes-Free Meetings

This just in from the irony department…

"Over at IBM, the Lotus Notes team has 'invented' preventing the use of their own product during meetings. Self-described patent reformer Big Blue has asked the USPTO for a patent covering Suppressing De-Focusing Activities During Selective Scheduled Meetings by forcing meeting attendees to 'submit to the computing system suspension requirements.' What's next — a patent for Verizon for blocking cellphone usage during movies?"

Slashdot | IBM Wants Patent For Lotus Notes-Free Meetings

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