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Someone else essentially patented data lineage, processing a dataset and tracking which records passed/failed a set of validations and storing a code for each validation that failed. Thanks Obama and your first to file change.

My favorite patent so far came out of Apple.

They received a patent on receiving data, recognizing it was a certain type of data, and performing an action on it.

And what was this used for? A user clicks a phone number and it brings up the phone app.

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