Ron Wilson, Executive Editor of EDN, was also at the debate and filed a good report here: http://www.edn.com/article/CA6656862.html One note, Intel's Simon estimated the market for buying patents at $3.5 billion (not $35 billion), and I would point out that startups such as Transmeta have already used patents as an exit strategy.
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