We have a stateless session bean that contains a "remove(...)" method that takes in a specific type of array as a parameter. It seems that the EJBObjectProxyHandler confuses this custom business method with the Entity Bean "remove(...)" method. Once the logic sees that a method called "remove" is being called, it assumes that it is a "special" method instead of a business method. Here is a stack trace up to the point where this piece of logic occurs:
The following code in the EjbObjectProxyHandler looks up the name of the method from the dispatch table and sees that it is a "special" method name. However, this really only applies to Entity beans and not Session Beans. Therefore, case 4 is executed, and the StatelessEjbObjectHandler.remove(...) method is called, which is empty and only returns null.
We have not run into this problem with JBoss and Weblogic. I do not believe having a method called "remove" on a Stateless Session bean is in violation of any spec, so this should work.