From [Groklaw](http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=2005010406110017 ):
“Although the invention has been described in language specific to structural features and/or methodological steps, it is to be understood that the invention defined in the appended claims is not necessarily limited to the specific features or steps described. As an example, other source languages may be included in the front end portion in combination with the first source and the common languages. Therefore, the specific features and steps are disclosed as preferred forms of implementing the claimed invention.”
There really has got to be some special groupthink going on to allow people to patent, effectively, any way of accomplishing a goal.
Tags: [tag:law], [tag:patent]