The Threat Of Parallel Filing
Mar 11, 2011, 09:02 (2 Talkback[s])
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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."