The White House this month began allowing people to create petitions on its website, and an early favorite asks the president to "direct the patent office to cease issuing software patents."
The petition has more than 12,000 signatures, which puts it among the top 10 petitions on the White House website.
The leading petition, at the moment, concerns legalizing marijuana, with more than 41,000 signatures.
The White House has set up a relatively simple process for people to create or sign a petition. It asks for a name and email address, and then verifies the email. Read more...