Macromedia claims it owns Adobe patent

This is going from the ridiculous to the sublime.

It seems like every week there’s a new and even more ridiculous software patent being granted.

Now Macromedia claims it patented Adobe’s PhotoShop in 1998.

Huh?

They patented their competitor’s software ?!? And now they’re trying to claim damages and stop Adobe from selling PhotoShop?!?!?

This takes the biscuit. I mean, patents on one-click shopping by Amazon and patents on stylesheets by Microsoft were ample evidence of the incompetence of the patent office. But this… this is unbelievable!

I am well and truly flabbergasted.

Have you published a response to this? :