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===Software arguments that could apply to patents in general===
 
===Software arguments that could apply to patents in general===
* After 20 years, the disclosed ideas are almost all useless.
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* After 20 years, the disclosed ideas are almost all useless
 
* Companies in the software industry are banding together for the sole purpose of [[defensive patent pools|patent defence]] (ex: [[OIN]]), illustrating the system is broken.
 
* Companies in the software industry are banding together for the sole purpose of [[defensive patent pools|patent defence]] (ex: [[OIN]]), illustrating the system is broken.
 
* In the [[United States]], the Constitutional purpose of patents is to "promote the progress of science and useful arts", but there are numerous studies and reports showing that software patents retard progress, and have a great cost to the economy.
 
* In the [[United States]], the Constitutional purpose of patents is to "promote the progress of science and useful arts", but there are numerous studies and reports showing that software patents retard progress, and have a great cost to the economy.

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