Software manufacturers continue to "game" government policy to stop competitors.

In what has become typical of the "software manufacturing" subset of the software industry, they will strongly lobby for changes to PCT laws that make the laws more complex and in their favor against competitors (CAAST press release). They then set up programs to indemnify their customers and partners against the inevitable lawsuits that come out of these excessively complex laws (News.com article) . These software manufacturers are trying to abuse the courts as a tool to fight against their competitors, which suggest that there is a need for even stronger anti-trust/competition enforcement. Government competition agencies must become more pro-active to ensure that laws that will be easily abused this way are not enacted in the first place (IE: Canada's Competition Bureau should come out against bill C-60).