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The Threat Of Parallel Filing

Mar 11, 2011, 09:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

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"The threat from software patent trolls arises not from an invisible distant origin, but actually from within open source communities. So that's the best place to eradicate it.

"When we consider software patents, it's easy to believe they are something outside the open source communities. Mentally, many of us model them as a weapon belonging to "patent trolls" - companies who don't make products in the area of the patents they own (they may have other business interests they are funding) but instead create their income by shaking down businesses who unwittingly stray into their patent minefields."

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