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Change company patent policy
 Replacing patent bonuses
(As discussed by Eben Moglen after the 40th minute in [http://cmdln.evenflow.nl/mp3/cmdln.net_2008-02-20.mp3 this talk)
Today, many companies reward their employees for filing patents. The patents don't even have to be good, they just have to be accepted by the patent office. This leads to masses of patents, mostly poor quality, making thickets and uncertainty. If company policy could be changed - as Moglen suggests is already happening in some companies - to give employees this same bonus whenever they modify a product to avoid a competitor's patent, this would reduce patent stockpiling and would reduce patent infringement.
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Other useful policies that companies could implement:
- Publish patent promises
- Use good patent clauses in software licences
- Non-aggression promise to employees
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