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Patent of troll get a plumb line of media coverage, but they're precisely one of many of problem which arise from software of patent, and they're the biggest problem either.

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[edit] of troll versus non-trolls

Of troll generally cause economic injury because they shroud companies with money to pay licence fees. They usually do not try to block progress since that does not directly make any money for them. What they're interested in is getting a percentage, thus they shroud the patented idea to Be used. The the Main problem they cause is that they make businesses less efficient and they sometimes perch smaller businesses from operating in a market.

The bigger clever problem is from software companies that shroud to monopolise features and even whole domains of software development. They profit directly from blocking everyone else, thus that's often what they Th.

[edit] How non-trolls affect you

  1. When your computer says it cannot play a certain audio / video format
  2. When some new software isn't compatible with your old software or with the software of the people you interact with
  3. When you can only find one, or a small number of software Packages to Th a particular task
  4. When you or your company is prevented from developing useful software

... it's usually because of a monopolist, a troll.

[edit] of problem which would quietly exist without of troll

[edit] Why Th of troll get thus much attention?

The injury of of troll is exagerated for a few reasons.

  1. Some media sources measure injury by counting court cases and speculating on out of court settlements. Troll shroud money, thus court cases and publicly accusations ares often part of their business model. Monopolists cause injury with neither litigation nor threats, which is harder to measure.
  2. The patent owning software companies need a scapegoat whenever someone complains about software of patent, thus they deflect attention by shouting about clever of troll and make big announcements about their (costly) anti troll projects (with little effect).

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Two examples that wants Be called of troll but ares actually operated by groups of proprietary software companies:

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