The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property has published an article by Ray Niro senior partner of Niro Scavone, traditionally a patent plaintiff’s firm, calling for an end to name-calling in the patent world:  Raymond P. Niro, Who is Really Undermining the Patent System — "Patent Trolls" or Congress?, 6 J. MARSHALL REV. INTELL. PROP. L. 185 (2007).  First, he traces the history of the term "patent troll" for patent holding companies and then he suggests a few less than pleasant nicknames for the attorneys that defend corporations against patent suits.  And as someone who often, although not exclusively, defends companies in patent suits the names hurt Ray, they really hurt.  But seriously, the article is very interesting, raises some provoking points and is worth a read.