It's pretty hard not to read the Tech rags lately and not see the latest news where the courts have banned Samsung from selling their new tablet in the US. And a California judge has upheld the the ban (as if that's surprising). So what patents did Apple sue Samsung over? I Programmer took a look and wrote up a fairly condemning piece. Not only is this a condemnation on Apple, but the entire patent process. It's readily apparent that the morons in the Patent office are totally clueless with the new technologies coming out, and tech companies (Apple especially) are taking advantage of that. And instead of letting the products speak for themselves through innovation, Apple is now attempting to squelch any competition through the courts. That's just plain wrong, especially when the patents are so overly broad, that nobody could ever hope to come up with something new. The existing patent system is horribly flawed, and the companies who take advantage of that system are equally flawed. Apple is one of the biggest idea stealers out there, and they have a lot of nerve suing other companies over patents that are so broad, it's impossible to not infringe on it. Apple has become one of the biggest patent trolls out there. And the only way they'll stop is when people stop buying their products in protest.