IBM Aims to Patent Profiting Off Patents

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.
`----

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/071023/ibm_e...ents.html?.v=4

Archiving Documents

,----[ Quote ]
| 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.
`----

http://blogs.adobe.com/insidepdf/200...documents.html

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