...we are the only major player that grants "look and feel" or "software" patents. Without going too far on this topic, we need to stop and invalidate all these patents that do not have any physical product behind them. ...
Perhaps this isn't the place to ask (maybe the mods should consider moving the thread)...but why shouldn't software or look and feel be patentable if they are truly new and unique?
No question that there are some serious problems that need to be addressed if the patent office is going to do what it was originally established to do. Some rules need to be rewritten for the modern age...and it is only going to continue to get complicated. Don't even get me started about Monsanto...
But just the same, I also think that those that complain so loudly about the patent office would probably feel very differently if it were their
intellectual property, invention, or idea being appropriated by someone else without compensation.
In any event, there is bound to be lots of disagreement on the recent verdict. But personally, I'm with
the courts on this decision...if anything, Samsung got off easy.
Google is blatently worse, and I suspect they will wind up in the court system sooner than later..