There’s a simple reason why those who speak of ‘low quality’ patents and ‘patent trolls’ never give facts to support their bold accusations. They don’t exist.
Who funds and controls EFF? Inventors will tell you this pseudo public interest group is largely a front for what is in affect a public relations firm. They say and write what they are told by their puppet masters -large multinational firms.
The truth is ‘bad’ patents rarely occur. The PTO will grant patents, sure, but rarely do they cover anything of consequence. And to get a narrow patent an inventor must fight tooth and nail for years. The problem is not the patents that are issued, but those that are not. That is the real problem, not this fictional tale proffered by thieves and those they have duped.
Even when the rare ‘bad’ patent is issued it will rarely matter. Small entities rely on contingent firms to enforce their rights. Those law firms will go through your patent with a fine toothed comb. If they don’t believe in your patent, they will not take your case. It’s that simple. So this contrived argument of bad patents is a ruse by large invention thieves to cover up their theft and justify what they call patent ‘reform’.