Last October, IBM — the biggest holder of U.S. Patents — charged Amazon.com with patent infringement in Lufkin, Texas. Today, the two announced a settlement, disclosing only that they kissed and made up "for an undisclosed amount of money paid to IBM and a long-term patent cross-license agreement." Story here, press release here.
A personal item of interest, if you’ll indulge us: Lufkin sits about 20 miles and across the Angelina River from Nacogdoches, Blawgletter’s hometown. Which recalls to us lyrics from the only song that, as far as we know, mentions that idyllic community by name:
Yes, yes, yes
Barry "Golden Dragon" Barnett