Computer Associates' patent donation is slammed

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Greg Aharonian, a vehement campaigner for higher quality patents, slammed Computer Associates' patent donation last week to the open source community as a 'fraud to impress the naive'.

CA's donation of some 14 patents last Wednesday covers areas such as application development and modeling, business intelligence and analytics, systems management and storage management solutions and network management and security tools. They involve both US and international patents.

Sam Greenblatt, senior VP and senior Technical Advisor, described the patents as 'fundamental' and that they would 'enable the open-source community to build the type of products they need to foster innovation.'

However, Greg Aharonian, a campaigner for higher quality patents, has found little worth in any of them.

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