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What level of threat does selling an app on an app store present to a non-US company?

Can anyone point me to an article or an informed discussion about US software patents affecting a non-US company who is selling their products on an American app store/marketplace? My company has ...
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10answers
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Giving employer power of attorney to obtain your inventions

Is it normal/just for a software company to ask for power of attorney to ensure they obtain patents on anything you invent while you are employed as a programmer? Update: In my case, I went back ...
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8answers
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How would you decline to have your name put on a software patent?

Your company wants to patent something you implemented. You do not agree with the concept of patenting software. How do you proceed? Would it be acceptable to file the patent, but keep your name off ...
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7answers
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How would you want to see software intellectual property protected?

Reading answers to this question - and many other discussions of software patents - it seems that most of us as programmers feel that software patents are a bad idea. At the same time we are in the ...
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6answers
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Can an algorithm be patented?

So can an algorithm be patented? I saw this statement which made me think: Everybody would abstain from patenting the improvements of contour dot algorithm for at least several years, say ...