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Here's an interesting news item: "Red Hat’s Secret Patent Deal and the Fate of JBoss Developers".


Here's an ancient -- but still relevant -- piece from Tim O'Reilly: "Software and Business Method Patents".


Here's a great article in Slate on the consequences of software patents. "Weapons of Business Destruction: How a tiny little 'patent troll' got BlackBerry in a headlock".


The biggest issue with software patents is always the "non-obvious" issue. Generally, this can be debated, so a prior art review is far more valuable.




To participate, see Peer To Patent. Locate prior art and make patent trolls get real jobs.



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