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Apple: Trust us, we've patented parts of Swift, and thus chunks of other programming languages, for your own good

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Sadly not just software patents and not just the US Patent Office, although the US one is probably a worse offender that, say, the EU one.

The number of patents that are granted where there is so much prior art or that are describing obvious solutions to problems is depressing - basically it's just lawyers generating work for other lawyers.

Things like 'digital motors' spring to mind. Fsck right off!

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