The litigation industry seldom lacks for people spinning an "issue," creating a faux "issue" or just plain spewing out talking points for some side without the burden of actual knowledge or adequate information.  A new example of spin and counter-spin arises as the Economist took a swing at patent law, patent trolls, NPES, etc. Patent lawyers of course responded. The latter article lost me when it suggested that the process for making tea might have been patentable back in the day. The joys of spin ….