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You know what they say: Live by the patent sword...

Why doesn't Apple start lobbying for real patent reform?

Because it makes no sense for them to do so. Large companies join in cross-licensing agreements, keeping smaller competitors out. Occasionally some small player comes along with an important patent, and they refuse to be bought off and win in court. That makes the news like today because it happens so rarely. But it's a price worth paying to keep competition out of the market.

Competition is so tedious.

This isn't a small company with a new idea that doesn't want to be bought out, this is an university.

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