Two of the leading corporations (Microsoft and Apple) that already control an overwhelming majority of the OS/software technology market offer to back reform of the patent system in a way that, they claim, makes access to necessary patents "more fair"... first of all, why should the other companies in the crosshairs trust these two to do the right thing and be so magnanimous with their "fairness"? This doesn't seem genuine to me. This feels to me like a false promise being dangled out there to get everyone back in line. Clearly, the direct supporters of such a measure will be the ones who get to define said "fairness" to suit their own best interests. Read the fine-print and take a careful look before you buy it!