Large corporations like Google and Apple aren't the only ones being attacked by patent trolls, smaller groups and individuals are also under fire. In a guest column posted by Wired, Kent Walker, senior vice president and general counsel at Google, highlights many of the problems that small and big software companies have faced since the 1990s, while offering up a few solutions. Head to the source to see how revisiting past rulings, re-working the approval process, and clarifying penalties could help companies get out of courtrooms and back to innovating.