"Does our current system of patents, especially software patents, "promote the progress of science and the useful arts?" The answer is obvious. It does not. Is it obvious enough for the Supreme Court to go against the wishes of the "intellectual property nomenklatura" of this country, with their fictitious billions of dollars on their balance sheets? Maybe. We'll see. Another interesting question is this. On the day after all those patents are invalidated, what will the stock market do? It will be interesting to see… "