Many of the claims were just stupid, eg square with rounded corners, many obvious designs that were actually used before, Apple used them and then patented and sued Samsung. This is silly. There are lots of intuitive and obvious designs, especially in software area and it is wrong to patent them in too broad extent. Pinch zoom? Pinch zoom my a** - it's been shown by for example Microsoft before Apple. The only difference is that they used fingers of 2 hands. I'm not trying to defend *Samsung*, but basically I'm against patent trolls. Now you can't safely make an application utilizing some obvious and intuitive designs, as someone else might patent it. Of course it's mostly seen in USA, where patent office guys are just lazy and don't care to notice devices and publications that have already used such features + they allow patenting even stupid concepts. There's even filled & approved patent for swing. I'm a software developer & architect and I can see how it works. When we work in a good team, many people come up with virtually the same designs even of complex systems, often because these designs are good and the other ones are not. If one of them patented such design, others wouldn't be able to use it despite the fact it's a natural solution for intelligent and experienced architect. It's some sort of bull****. I'd rather understand something unique and complex, but still I'm not sure where's the limit, what kind of design is so special that there's no chance that there will be several people across the globe that are just smart enough to come up with such idea and use it, especially before the patent is filled. Your concept of finding a hole in the law and lack of professionalism of gov employees and then ripping others pockets as a good and lawful behavior is just wrong in my eyes. You can't patent obvious stuff in Poland or EU in general. The law over here is to credit only inventor and not the lawyer scumbag (no offense to the ethical lawyers). If you wanted to patent pinch-to-zoom over here, they'd call the security.