I read Austin Meyer's account of his fight against a patent troll . It does seem unfair, and likely to stifle innovation. Is it not quite easy to fix? Surely in order to get a patent infringement case settled the patent holder must have to show active development? If there is active development this compensation payment can based on relative investment to the patent "infringer?" OMG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sG9UMMq2dz4 So it appears to be some sort of scam being perpetrated in the Eastern District of Texas with families who Should Know Better being involved. Judge Father and Son Lawyers - this a joke? Whole buildings setup with fake companies. Wow. Making the US of A look more like a banana republic everyday.