My good friend Ian Kar wrote this. Great article and gives you some points to think about. The following four came to my mind:
- How does one patent processes that were already out in the open, prior to BoA applying for patents?
- Would these patents be enforceable on a decentralized network?
- Given the open nature of the bitcoin protocol, can such processes be patented?
- Is BoA doing this just to drive the Bitcoin out of business? or perhaps, dominate the Bitcoin scene?