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 …
Massive fail if the USPTO lets this one through...
Lots of prior art and this isn't new or novel.
Kill software patents
Kill software patents , Copyright works as well and better.
Software patents are good only for lawyers and (other) crooks.
Microsoft adds to RFC on Cloud Migration
Well...it would be nice if that were the tag line.
I wish I could innovate!
If only I could afford to patent every bit of toiled paper that floated under my nose like MS.
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 ...
Since Microsoft sucks, you'll only be allowed to inhale.
Wouldn't uucp count as prior art? I'm just sayin' ...
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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