Software patents don’t protect innovation. They destroy it.
Big companies like Google and Apple have defensible reasons to accumulate lots of patents: they need them for defense. This is horrible, dysfunctional, and wasteful, but they at least are justified in arming themselves in the same game that the other big guys are playing: a large portfolio is likely to have something to throw back at any non-troll attackers (who actually produce anything) to help neutralize and settle large suits initiated against them.
But when a small company or independent developer files for a small number of patents, there’s no defensive value — they can only be used for offense.
I see no reason to support any small developers who file for patents.
Fuck iA and their products. I’m glad I never bought iA Writer or iA Writer Pro — now I never will.