‘Vivek Wadhwa has an interesting post at TechCrunch, pointing out that much of the world beyond the US, Europe and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) are effectively a patent free zone. Even if many of these places do have patent laws, very few companies find it worth the trouble to file for patents in those places — and, technically, that means that anyone producing products in those areas can legally copy from the patents filed elsewhere.’

http://techdirt.com/articles/20100801/10481810436.shtml
http://techdirt.com/articles/20100801/10481810436.shtml
http://techdirt.com/articles/20100801/10481810436.shtml

If only.