This is getting so incredibly lame. Damn patent systems...who grants these anyway? And do they do it so that the governments can make some quick bucks off of the application(s)?
H'm...I think I may have found an angle.
"This patent is so broad, they couldn't possible sue all the companies that would violate it."
"Grant it anyway"
"We get the money from the application...enforcement is their damn problem."
"...and think of all the money that will be pumped into the economy in legal fees?"
"Quick - where's that legal-school correspondence course?"