@zechendorf In many (most?) jurisdictions, patent infringment requires "professional use".
How does this apply to a decentralised P2P network? Not very well, but clearly professional actors, like exchanges and payment providers would be the likely targets of infringment suits.
@lawyercrypto thanks for the clarification.
As you pointed out - it's just not smart and would probably alienate professional users of bitcoin which really shouldn't happen.