NET holds the patents on most computer and communications equipment. Competition between NET and I.I. is strong, but it has not yet erupted into a Corporate War. Both mega-corps would like to expand into their counterpart's market. This is a volatile situation that Star Law is trying to contain. Because of NET's patents on programming units (progits) and body computers (BodyComps), plus the circuitry for most communication and radiophones, most other mega-corps have never even considered competing with NET.