Over on IPWire, I’ve posted the first three of what I expect to be a recurring theme deconstructing the patent troll narrative. Part 1 examines the lynchpin of the entire narrative: the popularized denial of property status for patents. This article points to copious academic research incontrovertibly demonstrating that patents always were, and are, intended to be considered property rights, while also demonstrating the criticality of property-denial to perpetuating the patent troll myth. Part 2 examines the common tactic of infringers to distract the public from the main issue (i.e. the illegal trespass against intellectual property) by focusing on side issues that deflect from their own conduct. Finally, Part 3 examines some of the actors in the IP licensing field that inspire much of the negative press surrounding patent owners, and compares them to historical activity to demonstrate that any system is capable of abuse while also citing historical data to show that the system overall provided a substantial net benefit to our economic development.