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Red Hat, Google, Adidas, PepsiCo: Intellectual Property

The U.K.'s patent system is "broken," a group of small and medium-sized businesses said in a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron.

The letter, sent May 5, was signed by 32 companies that are members of Small Medium-sized Entity Innovation Alliance. In the letter, the organization said most small businesses in the U.K. "know only too well the failure of the patent system and have given up."

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