Crowdsourcing the June 2013 LSAT: June 2013 LSAT Explanation Central | About this project Both passages definitely mentioned the need for software companies to shore up their positions with defensive patent portfolios. That's not the only thing they agree on, but it would be a great answer. If you need a refresher on the two passages, I've got you covered.
A. Yes, boom, exactly.
B. No, Passage A actually said that it might be "prohibitively expensive" to do this. I'm not sure Passage B mentioned it either.
C. No, the two passages never mentioned offensive patent strategies. No way.
D. Nope. Passage A specifically said that it might be impossible to write software without infringing on other patents.
E. Nope. Passage A calls this "prohibitively expensive," and Passage B never mentions it. Bad answer.
Our answer is A, because it matches something that we knew before we even looked at the questions. It's an easy question if you grasped the main point of the two passages.
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