, fanbaby wrote

Steve Ballmer seems a good choice by Bill Gates, as he managed to turn Microsoft to the greatest patent troll working today.

Unfortunately, they're not alone in the upper echelon of patent trolling.  Apple basically has a patent on a device that's rectangular in shape with rounded corners (seriously). 

The patent system is flawed and the state of patent trolling is ridiculous.  If you want to make any product that competes with the big boys you have to have a billion dollars worth of patents in order to counter sue these days (of course, that doesn't even work when you're being sued by someone who doesn't make or do anything other than acquire patents and sue others).