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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I haven't yet had a chance to read most of the linked articles, but I was going to play devil's advocate for a second.

    • If you plan to make money by licensing the patent, the R&D and patent fees are both investments on eventual return, right?
    • If you do not plan to make money by licensing the patent, isn't it cheaper to publish the results of your R&D anyway rather than risk somebody else patenting it and suing you?

    And then I realized the least risky proposition in either case is to just not do the R&D, which is the opposite of what the patent system is supposed to encourage. Yet another reason why the patent system is horribly, horribly broken.