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August 17th, 2012, 23:08
Originally Posted by pibbur who View Post
I seriously doubt that. There are a several much more likely factors much, such as access to resources, local or regional upheavals and destabilisation, conflicts of interest and so on. Compared to these Trade mark conflicts are peanuts.

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Yes, of course. But my view was partly rather cynical - but in fact Patents are indeed nowadays used as "weapons".

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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