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Apple and Microsoft help form lobby group opposing attempts to kill software patents (update: not lobbying)

04
Apr
2014

Few would object to legislative attempts to stop patent trolls in their tracks. However, a host of companies are worried these efforts might go too far — enough so that theyve formed their own US political lobby organization, the Partnership for American Innovation. The group, which includes tech giants Apple, GE, IBM and Microsoft, wants a balanced approach that reduces the volume of junk patents (and the resulting abuse) while letting companies file for software and biotech patents.

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