Related link: http://www.freeroller.net/page/rickard/20030319
What is with companies trying to patent silly things. I think I could patent “breathing” in the US, and would be able to charge everyone for doing so.
Xerox - involved in AspectJ - is now trying to patent AOP. Shoot. I should have patented OOP!
I know large companies like Xerox have lawyers on retainer, and hence need to get them to do work… but come on guys. There are better ways to go about this.
Rickard has looked at some of the verbiage too, so check out his comments on the matter