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A US federal court has rejected German software maker SAP's bid to overturn a $345m judgment against it, in a move that could finally end a patent-infringement lawsuit that has already dragged on for nearly six years. Versata, a maker of business rules engine software, first brought suit against SAP in 2007 over allegations that …

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Devil

As with so many of these cases...

...I find myself asking how the buggery bollocks they managed to get a patent on something so simple and obvious?

GJC

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Anonymous Coward

I was thinking...

I was thinking maybe somebody had already patented the concept of overpriced, stupidly-designed software with trillions of idiotic icons that only make sense in German.

Code snippet stolen from SAP:

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SAP_Fee := Net_Profit

Net_Profit := 0

GOSUB Invent_a_randomly_surreal_icon

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Mushroom

Couldn't have happened to a nicer company

well, maybe Datev...

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