It appears that the Judge in the current round of Motorola / Microsoft patent litigation has about had it with both parties. This sort of offensive patent trench warfare is continuing to be a negative disruption to the technology marketplace.
Even as a lawyer, it is clear to me that it is not really a victory, if the only people who benefit from lawsuits are the lawyers. Maybe there will be an actually winner here, but it seems like the result (winner or not) will be very much like the business equivalent of WW I killing fields in France. Little but scorched earth and bad feelings left behind.