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A Vote for Patent Reform Will Stimulate U.S. Innovation

Published Monday, June 13, 2011
by John E. Kelly III

If “patent reform” was an answer posed to IBM’s Watson computer during its recent competition on Jeopardy!, the system may have responded with, “What is legislation that will support jobs and economic growth, without costing taxpayers a cent?”

Well, maybe Watson wouldn’t be quite so ardent, but the incredible and ground-breaking inventions that enabled Watson, as well as countless other IBM innovations through the years, are the product of a commitment to invention and innovation that has generated more than 75,000 patents during our company's first 100 years.

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