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Old 03-03-2011, 03:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Software patents are a distraction


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Software patents are frequently in the technology news, a multi-billion dollar licensing model existing in parallel to the traditional ways people acquire technology. Very few patents are enforced, but those that are often result in the transfer of secret and large amounts of money ó not connected to the amount of work required to create the invention, but to the thickness of the wallet of the defendant.

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