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I'm baffled and very happy about this decision. 9-0 against software patents that are too generic.

To explain simply, if you have a very generic concept that would never get granted a patent, adding "with a computing device" doesn't make it patentable anymore.

A good exemple of the silliness we face was when patent bully Research in Motion (creator of the Blackberry) was hit by the patent of "sending messages through the airs".

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Well, it is only a very narrow part of the patent problem.
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