Sources: FOSS Patents , 
quote: At the same time, stuff that is very obvious (such as a many of Apple's "strong" patents, like swipe to unlock), shouldn't be patentable in the first place. That's where my issue lies.
quote: Stuff always looks obvious once someone has done it and done it successfully
quote: blah, blah, So why should other companies be allowed to copy it without permission?
quote: the mobile patent wars will rumble on for a few more years but they will fade
quote: Because this is how everything has worked in software and science and technology for all of history; it's what Apple DOES, and it's how progress happens. The real question is why shouldn't copying be allowed?
quote: Agreed, but the outcome will have far reaching implications in technology and IP law for decades (essentially all aspects of you and your hypothetical children's lives). So, that outcome is very important, to me, at least.