IBM: open is the Foundation of innovation"Third rate enterprises sells products, second-tier enterprise technology, enterprise-class standard", the modern enterprise "living law" everyone is familiar with. Patents and standards are also commercial enterprises to ensure its monopoly of important bargaining chip. But open standards and open innovation is now widely discussed in full swing, seems to be an era of open innovation is at hand. How to innovate? How to improve the quality of innovation? How to use innovation, establish their own competitive advantage? Open mind and intellectual property protection are not taken into account the contradiction? To solve these problems, recently had an exclusive interview with Xinhua Vice President of IBM global standards and open source BobSutor Dr.
is to collaborate and share essential characteristics of open innovation, people do not pay the license fee can be developed by different people on system interoperability, and usually do not get financial rewards. So, people generally don't think open innovation business model, but purely driven by interest.
but last year IBM opened 500 patent for a total value of 10 million dollars, news has changed everybody's idea. Their patents are open to users worldwide, appears to be inconsistent with profit-maximizing business goals, but the so-called "non-profits didn't get up early", IBM and what harvest? Sutor says: "people in IBM's technical architecture based on a lot of their own software tool, which is unthinkable in the past, software industry can be said to have opened up a new era. IBM platform was perfect, have made huge gains. "
of course, for the economic benefits of open standards, Sutor said:" this is a very complicated thing. For example, if you have a patent, of course there will be some patent fees. In some cases, the patent owner allows free use of his patents and standards, but in other cases, he has to collect royalties. In other words, his patent was, in some specific cases reflects the economic value. Patent gives you the freedom of choice, you can allow or don't allow others to perform or to use your proprietary products. "
to image that IBM advocates open standards philosophy, Sutor to reporters cited an example:" If you take out a sum of money, put it into the stock market, is equal to the sum of money is not in your hands. Can someone tell you it's too silly, hands of no money what would you do? You convince him: after a year I would get all my money back, and may also make some stock dividends, which is not a bad idea, right? "
what about open standards that conflict with the protection of intellectual property rights? If the code is open source, will cause some security problems? Facing reporters ' questions, Sutor borrowed a famous analysts of the industry described the view: the use of open standards will bring greater security guarantees. We are not considering it is an open standard is a closed standard, we need to consider is how to make this software better. Good businessmen between these two options is to make a very good balance, determine what their best decision.
he believes that innovation leadership does not just mean number of patents, but enable customers, partners and the community to benefit from innovation. BACK PAGE