True. Unfortunately, there is almost no way these guys will do that any time soon.
Just like in my jurisdiction (Australia), the US law makers are usually listening to whining of big business on how employers would lose lots of money and have to lay off a lot of people should software (and possibly other) patents be abolished. This is then followed by proclamations of supporting progress and necessity of allowing monopolistic behaviour, all the while claiming they are all for free market. Just peachy.