That’s not what [the patent system] is for.
The system is not [there] to protect us.
It’s a system for big companies to fight with each other…
…and for a bunch of ridiculous lawyers to make way too much money leeching off of [software developers’] creativity.
The entire segment he did on Patent Law was probably the most succinct and well articulated vocalized summary of the situation for indie developers I’ve heard.
It basically boils down to this (this is me, not Marco):