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How can patents ever be two way blocking?

I'm in an antitrust law class and we are talking about the competitiveness of patents. Several cases and economists have referred to both one-way and two-way blocking patents. I fully understand how ...
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Should I publish my idea prior to releasing a product to prevent a competitor from filing a blocking patent?

I have an idea for a new product but I have not yet manufactured or commercialized it. I am concerned that another company could block me from selling my product by filing for a patent on my idea ...