graeme_p - 7:07 am on Jul 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
If there is any legitimacy is such broad claims its a flaw in the patent system (one of many!).
He was pushing the boundaries of how wide you can make a patent, and making dubious claims (there was prior art).
The end result he has become very rich from taking out patents that were eventually ruled invalid, and which should never have been allowed in the first place - no need to feel for him.