From the USPTO:

“The United States Patent and Trademark Office Director David Kappos addressed a packed house at the Center for American Progress and a larger webcast audience on November 20 on the timely topic of software patents. Emphasizing the recent implementation of the America Invents Act, Kappos said, “Working together, we can find the right balance for software patents. We can find a balance that ensures market certainty, encourages investment and research and product development, and guarantees that patents issued going forward are appropriately tailored.” “Read the entire speech.(Kappos Speech)”:http://www.uspto.gov/news/speeches/2012/kappos_CAP.jsp