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If even the big corps with their massive war chests of defensive patents can't deal with the situations, how on earth is the small startup ever supposed to have a chance.

It makes me so cross, then really rather sad. 
 
Looking at it from a developer perspective, I see a concern not on the graphic: I am looking at having to do a patent search before I release code, simply to insure I'm not infringing on a patent I wasn't aware existed when I sat down to develop. Talk about stopping innovation in its tracks. It has the potential to stop development in its tracks,.
 
Totally true patent system is sometime insane just remember a Red Hat commercial and part about 1899 year US Patent commission say that after telegraph everything that can be invented is invented ...
 
A provisional patent in the US is pretty easy and inexpensive. It gives one about a year of time to think about things - and even if not pursued into a full patent it does create a nice paper trail of prior use in case a troll comes a-grumbling and a-knocking.
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