Originally Posted by bonzaiim
that's bogus, this crap has to stop, push email shouldn't be patentable
Why not? it is a massive improvement in the delivery system and was (at the time) fairly novel. the fact that it has become ubiquitous since RIM first launched BlackBerry *almost a decade ago* does not mean that it wasn't a good and patentable idea at the time.
What is a better question to ask is, should the patent system be revised to reduce the length of a valid patent?