June 2013 LSAT, Reading Comprehension, Q20

Crowdsourcing the June 2013 LSAT:  June 2013 LSAT Explanation Central | About this project I had to look back at the passages to answer this one. First, I looked at the use of "this same stance" in line 60. Basically, that entire paragraph was about tech companies adopting a defensive patent portfolio. Where was that mentioned in Passage A? After a quick skim, I see "nuclear stockpiling" in line 18. Let's see if we can find that in the answer choices.

A. Not what we're looking for.

B. Not what we're looking for.

C. Not what we're looking for.

D. Yep! This is the same general area as I predicted. In line 20, "credible deterrent" was referring to defensive patent portfolios. This is the one.

E. No, not what we're looking for. Our answer is D.

This is a great example of an answer that must be answered before you look at the answers. If you know what you're looking for, this question is really quite easy.

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