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US Courts have always struggled with whether or not to “allow” software patents. With any product, such as a razor, the value is in the intangible method (i.e. the method of making the razor) not the tangible thing (the razor). What weirds courts out about software is that there is no tangible thing.
I’ll do my best to keep explaining the law to the USPTO. Software is – and rightly should be – patentable.