>Welcome to the wonderful world of the US system for software patents. It
>doesn't matter how bleedin' obvious the idea is, just that they file for
>it. The PTO doesn't even check for prior art anymore, they seem to be
>leaving bad patent go through to the courts.
Sadly the patent office is pay per APPROVED patent. They have no
incentive to research prior art or deny patents since it is literally
money out of their pocket.
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