Got a problem with patents of software? Follow Joel Spolsky’s lead:
There is, though, an interesting lesson here. Software patent applications
are of uniformly poor quality. They are remarkably easy to find prior art
for. Ask Patents can be used to block them with very little work. And this
kind of individual destruction of one software patent application at a time
might start to make a dent in the mountain of bad patents getting granted.
This could be huge—a crowd sourced search for prior art.