Could all this heat mean a really major revamp for the US patent system?
The oddities that comprise the US patent legislation is causing so much business interruptions that it is conceivable that it will, eventually, lead to a major reform.
Given that the US acknowledges that the EU has developed workable legislation in many areas, they might well adopt major features of it.
China is another sore point in the patent business, and given that many (most?) American products are made there, even internal Chinese patent squabbles could lead to production level interruptions, irrespective of where the products are eventually sold.
Imagine, CrApple without their Chinese made products because Foxconn was sued by a Chinese competitor. That would really awaken the Congress.