From Research in Motion on the BlackBerry nonsense:
As to the lingering question of why the patent system should allow such a bizarre set of circumstances to threaten millions of American customers in the first place, we share your concern. The good news is that this topic is currently receiving much more attention from policymakers and the Supreme Court and we hope the patent system will evolve to close the loopholes and become more balanced.
Translation: "What do you mean we failed to respond to a legitimate licensing request from a small fry and it cost us a full year's EBITDA before we could.... Hey wait! What's that behind you?"
Don't want to pay off $615.5 million for a piece of patent litigation? Don't spend four years with your head in the sand ignoring a patent holder who asks you politely for royalties.