Patent stupidity

This patent made me wonder what kind of people is running the US Patent Office. This one dispelled all my doubts.

Update: See also Patent Absurdity for a 30 min video where Eben Moglen, Karen Sandler and others talk about the history and present of software patents.


3 Responses to “Patent stupidity”

  1. Mark Miller Says:

    OMG! Unbelievable! A method for swinging?? We really, really, REALLY need to get back to the idea that patents are for novel inventions!

  2. thelazydogsback Says:

    > … this Haskell-based method …

    Should have been a red-flag – you can’t patent an implentation – you can only copyright it.

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