90% of business patents have gotten the thumb. Medical companies are feeling heat from consumers over being forced to pay outrageous prices. The PUBPAT program that lets people explore and produce prior art to keep the USPTO from issuing redundant and/or invalid patents is a huge success. Patent reform is gaining real steam in America. Several bills are pending in Congress to address patent problems.
Senators Arlen Spector, Orrin Hatch, and Dianne Feinstein are urging the warring sides to try to work things out and come up with a compromise.
Hey, Establishment! You blinked!