Trimming the FAT: Linux and Patents | Linux MagazineMay 07, 2009, 14:31 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)
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"A major component of the problem is that there are hundreds of thousands of patents and it's almost impossible to ensure software is not violating any of them. This has been perpetuated further by all players building up a larger portfolio of patents to either counter sue or to use as bargaining chips. It's an arms race that leaves the small players out in the cold.
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