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I know there are a lot of strange and bogus software patents out there today, for instance if i remember correctly Microsoft owns a patent for browser plugins (which basically would mean Adobe Flash infriges this patent), another one off the top of my head was relating to drawing regions on a display device, which could apply to any modern GUI.

I'm trying to compile down the most interesting and strange software patents out there that are still valid today, and see what prior art there is to them, so i would ask of you to post any software patent that is broad, ambiguous or has known prior art, or just any software patent in general, most likely it has prior art.

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Most big companies have cross-licensing deals with other large companies, so it's highly unlikely that Adobe is infringing at all on Microsoft's patents. Just for the record. –  Matthew Haugen Jul 11 at 21:31
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