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IBM filed another 8,000 patents in 2016

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It all depends on how much of those billions you're willing to spend on lobbyists (bribery middlemen) to keep the laws you plan to transgress in your favour. The petroleum/sugar/cigarette/cattle/corn/etc industries have been playing fast and loose for decades all on the good things money can buy; government regulatory influence. At least IBM produces products based on their own discoveries, or you may license them and make your own without fear of patent law getting you down.

How hard is that?

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