Comments on: A hidden Gulf economy, Romney’s old taxes, and patent wars http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/03/06/a-hidden-gulf-economy-romneys-old-taxes-and-patent-wars/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SanPa http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/03/06/a-hidden-gulf-economy-romneys-old-taxes-and-patent-wars/comment-page-1/#comment-121 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 15:18:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=196#comment-121 Good point … the IRS has already noted that 1/3 trillion dollars go unreported by conservative voters.

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By: Araes http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/03/06/a-hidden-gulf-economy-romneys-old-taxes-and-patent-wars/comment-page-1/#comment-119 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:38:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=196#comment-119 One of the particularly bad (IMO) issues with recent patent litigation is the move towards software patents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_pa tent_debate Software design is a field where the barriers to entry are inherently low, and large volumes of non-professionals can make significant contributions (the open source movement for example). However, software patents turn that on its head, as now each new piece of software has to be wary that it is encroaching on a submarine patent held by a group like SCO, Bedrock, or even Microsoft or Apple (all contestants in the Linux fight)

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