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Thoughts on invention, innovation, and patents from 'Guns, Germs, and Steel'

Microsoft has these 235 patents that they say GNU/Linux is infringing on. Patents they never identify. Is it because they plan to dribble them out one by one to patent trolls who will then grind down free software companies in an endless series of lawsuits?

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