If patents are such a bad measure why do people pay IBM 2 BILLION Dollars a year for access to their patent portfolio see
[link] They obviously think they are not worth much emm
Yes some companies try to inflate their numbers so that in any cross-licensing deal they can claim to have x more patents than the other vendor. So Patents is not a PERFECT measue, But at the end of the day when you are talking such large orders of maginitude difference the imperfections are negligable.
Plus as I said people are prepared to pay very large sums of money to cross license so at least some people agree with me.
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