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Many important (particularly industry) solutions to research problems are included in patents, but not in academic publications. The authors studied patents invented by researchers associated with the annual IEEE/IFIP Business-Driven IT Management (BDIM) workshops and selected for in-depth analysis 4 granted patents and 19 pending patent applications most closely related to BDIM topics. These patents address diverse applications, most commonly resource allocation and contract management. Similarly, they have diverse official classifications, most often the International Patent Classification classes G06Q 10/00 and G06F 17/60 and the US Patent Classification class 705/7.