The US software patent system can kiss my *.
patent squatting stifles innovation and healthy competition. worse still, it creates beaurocratic barriers to entry for anyone with a good idea. as soon as you get off the ground, you'll get a c&d letter and unless you have lawyer on retainer, you'll be out of business.
amazon has patented "one-click" purchasing. really? who can claim ownership of the number of keystrokes it takes to complete a transaction???
page turning is a natural extension of our analog world. who is going to patent the volume slider?