Today, I saw a Slate article on the Blackberry patent case linked on Slashdot. This quote is priceless:

It’s easy to bash trolls as evil extortionists, to do so may be to miss an important lesson: Patent trolls aren’t evil, but rational and predictable, akin to the mold that eventually grows on rotten meat. They’re useful for understanding how the world of software patent got to where it is and what might be done to fix it.

I actually do think patent trolls are evil, but the moldy meat description isn’t half bad either.