As heroic as this effort is, I see problems with it. At best, it's a way to deter lawsuits, but at a huge cost (obtaining patents in the first place to contribute to the pool). What a waste. And it does nothing to deter patent trolls. And why not let some companies who have no patents buy into the pool for money? If 1 patent gets you in as much as 100 patents does, why can't you pay some fee to get in? And once you start using the pool, what is your incentive to continue to acquire patents?