Congress needs to reform the â€œPost-Grant Reviewâ€ and â€œInter Parties Reviewâ€ procedures which can act as true alternatives to patent litigation. But of course, Congress goes with the highest bidder.
Don't forget that Google patented a search box in the middle of the page, or Amazon's patent on "1-click checkout", or Apple's "design patents" that describe a rectangular device with rounded corners, or any other company that is even a minor player in the tech industry (computers, gadgets, phones, tablets, etc).
Micro$oft with it's patenting everything including the double-click? Obviously, this is a satire of all the frivolous patents we have seen over the past decade; companies that don't produce anything but make their money suing small companies for alleged patent infringement. SUN Microsystem comes to mind when they tried to get money claiming they owned the rights to portions of Linux.