And bringing in the necessary cynicism in order to discover the right questions (as usual):
A) Re: the computer figure - did they at any point separate OEM from assembly and re-assembly manufacturers? Because...
B) Did they use anyone who speaks Chinese so they could actually ask any OEM manufacturers?
C) Did they separate service from other businesses in order to determine whether any products more copyright-worthy than their letterhead and magnetic car signs were involved?
D) Did they consider that a company so large as to have 25,000 or more employees is pretty much big enough to do what they please and see you in court (if you can afford to bring them there)? (Hmmm...there's patent trolls, and patent ignorers.)
E) Did they consider that larger companies typically have boilerplate contracts grabbing ownership of anything developed by engineers they employ, even if the development is only tangentially related and developed on the employee's own time and what effects that might have on that business's reported views?
Shred complete. I know Cory takes IP very seriously - but perhaps how it looks to a writer and how it looks from a services/products angle is considerably different?