The patent logjam is a symptom of a system that allows poor quality patents. When the issuance rate for applications is so high, of course more people are going to apply for patents. And more of these applications are going to be very stupid. And more of these patents will haunt our innovation space just shy of two decades from now.(via The Next Patent Office Director Probably Shouldn't Be One Of The Guys Who Killed Patent Reform | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Unless things start to change, I see a "We the people ..." moment coming in the future.