Greg Papadopoulos abot software patents
Will we stop pursuing software patents on our software? Can't do that yet. That's simply because our competitors will still go for them, and unless our system changes, we'd have fewer "trading stamps" and end up paying even higher rates to indemnify the users of our software.
At the end, the patent systems gone wild somewhere in the past in the software space. Even when you don´t like it, you have to go for it, as other would do it. And nobody would step back first, as all participants are in fear that all other market participants would use this as the competitive weapon. It´s the classical mexican standoff.