Apple versus Samsung again; Fewer patents should be issued
Samsung is using its own patents to fend off an aggressive attacker. Apple believes patents should protect the company that first produces a successful productization of a technology, even if it's not the inventor of it. The legal system is beginning to agree more and more with that point of view. I wish the inventors got more of a return, not the successful implementers. But for that to happen, there'd have to be more rigorous standards for granting patents in the first place and a much more thorough exploration of prior art when there's a dispute. The weaknesses of the system are being used by the most successful company to attack competitors.