Not quite sure about this, but from a recent clue posted on slashdot, this insane patent is probably true. And some comments on slashdot points out it’s triply linked list that got patented, not our good old linked list or doubly linked list. Nevertheless, it’s still not that difficult to make varieties of existing data structures and/or algorithms and register a patent for it.
Whoa, I’d better go back to my algorithm books and make a summary of remaining patent-able data structures and/or algorithms. Oops, first of all, I need a companion with a US nationality. Who’s interested?
I see in your eyes, the same scorn that would take the heart of me.
All mighty US patent agencies! Haven’t they realized most computer stuff originate from the US, and with their fingers they can probably affect this fragile industry?