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Funny you should mention "mathematical solutions". Mathematical formulae are not patentable. A program is a description of work for a computer to execute. There's an order of magnitude difference due to the use of programing languages.  http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s2106.html Also, the opinion you hold is not "increasingly shared". This was a German court. When someone starts gutting US copyright and patent protections... be worried. It will mean the decline...
I'm aware of the public arguments against software patents. The way I see the issue, software is no different from other inventions. They aren't simply a collection of words, which may be protected by copyright laws (like plays, books or screenplays), they are inventions that actually do some kind of work. They are instructions which are carried out in digital form by a computer, therefore they are inventions which patent laws must cover. Plus, a flaw in Stallman's logic...
First thing they said when they heard Columbo used to say this... "Who is Columbo"?
Then why single out software patents to not receive the same protections?Software also requires thought and effort and is a form of property (in the same way a book is the property of an author, plus a book is a collection of text, not just a physical thing that has been printed), but software has a functional aspect that text in a book does not. Software provides the ability to perform work. A book imparts information to a person and that person does the work.
And how many non-software patents do you own?
Are retail employees performing work for the pay level they agreed to when they were hired? Yes? Good. No one "deserves" to be paid more than they negotiated or accepted. Good Lord. Apple isn't a charity, nor is it Las Vegas.
Then that guy SHOULD be inventing and patenting all of this allegedly easy stuff. It's easy in retrospect, isn't it? Seems like sour grapes. People who would rather criticize than invent when they're capable are sorry specimens.
It has potential.
Are you sure they were aware of it? How do you know?
And here's the company Apple needs to buy next to help make the tools that artists and musicians want:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1152958674/the-sensel-morph-interaction-evolved   Buy them now Tim and you won't have to even pay $1 billion dollars for them!
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