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Comment Re:The USPTO is holding roundtables (Score 1) 211

The very first test should be - ask a bunch of software guys - "If you had to do X in software, how would you do it?" If ANY of them gets even close the patent should be thrown out. That said, there shouldn't be any software patents. Asking how to improve the process of patenting software is like asking how to improve the process of circumcision. Just because you do it now, and lots of tribal elders say it's a great idea, doesn't mean it's true.

What is close? Who judges it?

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