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The fiery global patent wars are about to have a glass of cold water poured over it.
Je Saist's profile photoInnocent Mogomotsi's profile photoBill Lanoue's profile photo
just do a patent reform so obvious shit doesn't get patented
Not so sure about that Zack. 

The problem here is that most of the jerks involved in the patent wars, such as Apple or Righthaven, are not launching lawsuits based on functionality patents that are currently licensed under FRAND terms. 

A legal measure against functionality patents under FRAND alone won't do anything to cool most of the patent fights underway.

A legal measure declaring that mathematics, e.g. software code, cannot be patented would go significantly further to cool the jets on most of the patent litigation today. Such measures might not stop Apple, but pure common sense should prevent most of what Apple is doing. 
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