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Does the use of software covered by GPLv3 and used in a patent for a device have any effect on the validity of the patent?

If one wants to use free software like Machinekit covered by GPLv3 in the further development of a device covered by the patent, does the use of the software have any effect on the validity of the ...
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Is there no circumstance where people can use free and open versions of software patents?

In the United States, is there no circumstance where someone can use a software patent for free? This may seem obvious, but with software is very nuanced. I searched and couldn't find anyone who ...
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