Re: Oi US Courts
Unfortunately for your hopes that SCOTUS will pay attention, America diverged from UK Common Law in 1776.
"American courts rarely follow post-Revolution Commonwealth rulings unless there is no American ruling on the point, the facts and law at issue are nearly identical, and the reasoning is strongly persuasive."
It's got nothing to do with being 'Linux-friendly' (I speak as a kernel hacker too, before the flames start!). It's got everything to do with the essence patents:
Not obvious to one skilled in the art
The decision is merely reinforcing these fundamentals. It's saying that just because you can do something with a computer (as a result of programming it), it doesn't mean that it is an inventive step.