IBM Aims to Patent Profiting Off Patents

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| IBM Corp. says it has dreamed up a new method for profiting from its vast
| storehouse of patents. And by the way, the company wants to patent the idea.

Archiving Documents

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| Archiving is a rather loaded word since doing it can be a widely varying
| activity. In many situations, archiving PDF files is a very good solution. In
| fact it was so attractive to some US Government agencies that they encouraged
| their personnel to work on an ISO committee/working group to define a special
| subset of PDF called PDF/A that meets their needs better than plain old PDF
| might.

Riddled with patents. PostScript? HTML and its relatives instead?