* patents only 20 years long, no extensions
* living things not patentable
* software not patentable
* images not patentable
* Patent expires if patent holder does not commercialize the patent within 3 years and if no "device" using patent exists, i.e. taken off market
* patent expires in 10 years if sold
Well, the whole concept of royality for entertainers is right up there too -- only enriches the publishers not the entertainers themselves -- the idea of being paid multiple times for each performance is outlandish: a doctor should get paid for his "performance" of birthing a person every person's birthday?
The award from the troll(patent and copyright suits) ought to be what the troll was trying to scam out of the plainiff (with interest from the filing of the suit thru the award). Jail time for CEO and COB until payment is made.