"I am just a patent attorney who thinks software ought to be patentable and that the Federal Circuit went way farther than it should have in Bilski. But I can’t help but notice that by making open source software a priority President Obama is potentially showing his hand and throwing in with those who would rather not see a strong and vibrant patent system. Perhaps I am reading to much into this and far to anxious about who he might appoint to be the next Director of the USPTO. Call me a worry wart if you will, but I don’t like where this might head. It is bad news for the software industry as we know it, and if he has these opinions on software what will his opinions on pharmaceuticals be?"