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Microsoft has filed a patent to lock-down a method for moving data between different "clouds." The technology in Microsoft's filing covers the need for users to move data to a new cloud where the existing service has failed or the provider has gone out of business, or where the user simply finds a better deal or offering …

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FAIL

Massive fail if the USPTO lets this one through...

Lots of prior art and this isn't new or novel.

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Stop

Kill software patents

Kill software patents , Copyright works as well and better.

Software patents are good only for lawyers and (other) crooks.

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Microsoft adds to RFC on Cloud Migration

Well...it would be nice if that were the tag line.

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I wish I could innovate!

If only I could afford to patent every bit of toiled paper that floated under my nose like MS.

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FAIL

Huh?

Do I read this correctly? Are Microsoft attempting to lock-in the process of escaping lock-in? What next ... are they going to try and patent the process of breathing? In ... out ... in ... out ...

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Jobs Horns

Microsoft Sucks

Since Microsoft sucks, you'll only be allowed to inhale.

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WTF?

What?

Wouldn't uucp count as prior art? I'm just sayin' ...

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WTF?

Are they just

passing the output of their spam filter to a keyword "grep" and then on to the USPTO via a grammar checker?

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