Wow, this is pretty crazy, in my opinion. What is he up to? To what is he up?
Anyway, Warren Buffet's company has patented an SEO strategy based on the way it uses press releases.
Details of exactly what their patent entails are here:
Warren Buffet patents SEO strategy
What do you think?
Bad for you? Good for you? No effect at all?
I think, if that's all the patent is as described on that page, I don't see how this is patentable. A flowchart that doesn't really describe anything and isn't specific enough doesn't really patent anything, in my opinion.
If they were to use this a legal tool, I would think it'd be pretty easy to show that such techniques were widely known by many before Buffet's business "tried" to patent this.
In my opinion it's trying to take something that should be consigned more to the offline world and ineffectively bringing it to the SEO world. Stupid patent...