"The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has been taking
a lot of heat in recent years over software patents. Sitting at the
center of the firestorm--and the patent process--is Nick Godici,
the agency's Commissioner for Patents.
"Entire Web sites, like The League of Programming Freedom and
FightThePatent.com, are devoted to arguments against the patent
process, as it stands today, and the patents they spawn..."