Perhaps we should welcome the patent trolls? Contrary to what most people think, traditionally patents have not really been money makers for most companies. But, they are defended strongly by large businesses because they are effective weapons against new small startup businesses. Bring patent trolls into the mix, and now patents (not just software patents) are becoming a nuisance to large corporations also. The larger the nuisance, the less large companies will defend the idea of patents, and eventually in the long term, perhaps we could see their abandon... "Bring on the patent trolls!"?