Patent Absurdity takes a look at software patents, and makes what may seem to some to be radical points: That patenting software hurts innovation and harms inventors and consumers

Can you patent the undeniable fact that 2+2=4? That is a law of nature. What about scheduling meetings–can that be patented? In May 2009, Slashdot.com reported that IBM had applied for a patent on a meeting plan that would make participants more focused: