I started looking into developing something like this myself but could not quite kick it off so I thought I would put it out to the broader Dev community.
I think it would be quite handy and convenient if the 'New From Clipboard' function could be exposed to Safari (and other browsers/apps) as a 'service' on Mac OSX.
Then it would be as easy as highlighting the patch code and using the pull-down menu (or hotkey combo) to open it up in Max, and start up Max if needed.
I realise this may seem a bit lazy but often I have heaps of windows and spaces going that complicate things.
Just a thought - will still look into it myself but figured someone on list could probably code it quicker