Think about the state of the software industry 30 years ago. Back then, computerized devices were far more limited, and home computers were barely more than glorified calculators. Today, though, in our “there’s an app for that” society, computing power is king, and the software business is extremely profitable. Quite a bit has changed in the computing world over the last three decades, but legal view of software patents has stayed relatively the same.
But that might change based on the outcome of one crucial Supreme Court case.