Jason Schultz in the NYTimes

Claiming a Threat to Innovation, Group Seeks to Overturn 10 Patents

A coalition of lawyers, researchers and software experts formed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation will try to overturn 10 Internet and software-related patents that the group says are so sweeping they threaten innovation.

[…] “Traditionally, the Patent and Trademark Office has not been able to give these kinds of patents as tough a look as ones in chemistry, for example,” said Jason Schultz, a lawyer with the group.

The list of targets was drawn from 200 submissions solicited through the Web site of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, based in San Francisco. It includes patents covering telephone calls over the Internet, streaming audio and video, and online testing.

See also Patent Busting’s Most Wanted; and BoingBoing’s writeup – EFF patent-busting in the NYT