Like patent trolls themselves, someone has not only come up with an idea but patented it. In this case, however, the idea is patent trolling, and so, given the USPTO’s history so far, Clive Menesez could soon be in a position to claim that he holds a patent on patent trolling and all patent trolls would have to license their method from him.
Oh, irony, how sweet thou are.
[Link to patent onUSPTO website.](http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220080270152%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20080270152&RS=DN/20080270152)