michael from the patent-office-fails-the-turing-test dept.
gondaba writes "The US Patent and Trademark Office has
granted an all-encompassing patent to ActiveBuddy that covers every step of
IM botmaking technology. According to internetnews, ActiveBuddy now plans to
the patent, even though the existence of prior art is well-known and documented."
There is hardly a thing in the world that some man can not make a little
worse and sell a little cheaper.