February 16, 2006 11:11 ET

IBM to Launch Intellectual Property Podcast Series

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 16, 2006 -- IBM announced today a new podcast series, "The New Intellectual Property (IP) Marketplace," which is now airing on

The first episode in the series discusses the characteristics of the new IP marketplace, featuring Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM vice president of technology strategy and innovation. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger explains the importance of patent quality and how the ability to share ideas stimulates innovation. He also describes the necessary characteristics of a functioning IP marketplace, including increased transparency, integrity, and mechanisms for establishing fair prices.

The podcast will be available at:

Future topics will include open source as prior art for US patent applications, broadening community review capabilities, adding certainty to the patent process and a discussion on the upcoming patent quality index.

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