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Notes From the Battlefield in the Patent War

Some years ago, living in a cheap apartment near the airport in Columbia, S.C., I wrote X-Plane, a flight-simulator program that has been the top-selling simulation training program in the world, enabling countless pilots to learn to fly more safely on a computer, thus enabling safer flight. Three years ago, a patent-assertion entity called Uniloc sued me for patent infringement. Their claim? I infringed on their idea by using an e-commerce distribution system offered by an online store to sell my Android app.

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