Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by sb56637
Legal Blah blah Apple whines about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
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RE[2]: Getting old
by JAlexoid on Tue 12th Jul 2011 21:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Getting old"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

why pharmaceutical molecules extracted from the bark of tropical trees are patentable

Because the actual molecules are not patentable, maybe? The process of extraction or synthesis is patentable though. But if they are, it's as stupid as allowing a patent on DNA.

why changing the proportion of cement in concrete is a valid basis for a legitimate patent but anything software is not patentable. Maybe that there's been a patent granted for the pad that serves as a brake on strollers.


Oh! I got a better one! Why can't the amalgamation of folklore by JRRTolkien be patented? Or Why can't JKRowling patent the idea behind Harry Potter?
Or one even better: Why can't mathematical, chemical and physics formulas/equasions/processes be patented?

Why are these patentable and software isn't, I haven't been able to figure it out.

When you'll need to license the right to type on your keyboard or vibrate the air molecules with frequencies detectable by the human ear, then you'll understand...

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