Adam Philipp presented at the latest Seattle Ignite on software patents.  His talk was entitled: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love Software Patents.

Its seems there is nothing more reviled in geekdom than the software patent. It is lambasted from the left and the right from the ivory tower to the grass roots. It seems that it is singlehandedly to blame for the colossal failure of all progress in the field of computer science and stifles innovation and development of all the best products.