ibm withdraws patent claim

Interesting release from IBM on Bob Sutor’s Open Blog:

IBM has put into the public domain and withdrawn its application for patent number US2007/0162321 – Outsourcing of Services. This patent application covers analyzing work flows, skills, economic costs, etc.

Now, I’ve not reviewed the application at all, but a patent for outsourcing? My first thought echoed the first comment made on the entry, to wit:


October 4th, 2007 at 6:13 pm

Wow, I thought this was a joke. Apparently not.In gratitude I’ve decided not to patent Money for Old Rope.

Where did I put that patent application on using written documents to evidence legally binding agreements?