Patent crazy

There’s a flurry of news on the technology patent front in the last day or two. First,

Creative is accusing Apple of an iPod patent breach
, saying that the iPod’s user interface violates a patent that Creative has.

Then comes the news that Nintendo has patented the Sanity system for games.

THEN there’s news that even
ringtones can be patented

Things have gone absolutely nuts.

Via The Financial Times, Slashdot, and Engadget