Who knows if this will fly, but the idea of restricting what a company can do with the product they’ve made is just…. irratating!
A key quote from the patent application:
10. The method of claim 9 wherein the high-level language comprises a high-level language from among the programming languages consisting of Ada, C, C++, C#, COBOL, ColdFusion, Common Lisp, Delphi, Fortran, Java, Object Pascal, SmallTalk, Visual Basic, and Visual Basic.NET.
BAH! It’ll probably pass with a rubber stamp of approval.