Americans are going through tough economic times, software patents are stifling business and more importantly innovation. Please take a few minutes to sign the petition at the @whitehouse website to cease issuing software patents. It’s 5 trivial fields and an email verification step to create an account. Please sign the petition now http://1.usa.gov/o52DNd .
Mark Cuban, the Venture Capitolist, Entrepreneur and owner of the Mavericks, has an excellent post on his blog that goes into much more detail why.