Judge says math cannot be patented, whacks patent troll upside the head

Credit: Rackspace

Credit: Rackspace

Score one for the good guys. Rackspace and Red Hat just defeated Uniloc, a notorious patent troll. This case never should have been filed. The patent never should have been issued. The ruling is historic because, apparently, it was the first time that a patent suit in the Eastern District of Texas has been dismissed prior to filing an answer in the case, on the grounds that the subject matter of the patent was found to be unpatentable. And was it ever unpatentable.

That slimebag patent trolls can even bring deranged lawsuits claiming they’ve patented floating point math demonstrates how broken our legal and patent systems are.

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