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Software patents produce legal uncertainty

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Software patents are a source of legal uncertainty. Any way to abolish a portion of software patents will help reduce legal uncertainty.

MPEG-LA claims that it's not possible to write any video playing software without infringing at least one of their patents.[reference needed]

(Can you help? need to dig up that quote about how e-commerce websites have 10,000?? patents to try to avoid)

[edit] Do imperfect solutions increase uncertainty?

The scope of patentability is currently uncertain, and software patents are a source of legal uncertainty, so any change that goes in the direction reducing or abolishing software patents will reduce uncertainty.

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  • Ignoring Patents, 3 July 2007, Mark A. Lemley - "both researchers and companies in component industries simply ignore patents." - which means that every patent is uncertainty


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