Reply to post: ALL companies do that

IBM filed another 8,000 patents in 2016

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ALL companies do that

Every medium or large company encourages its employees to file patents on anything they think they can get a patent on. Not because of headlines, but because it helps them defend against patent lawsuits (frivolous or not) and because you never know if something might turn out to be a real earner someday.

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