If you are not familiar with the situation with patents at this point in time I highly suggest you watch this Rise of the Patent Troll
video and listen to this rather engaging This American Life episode
that gives a great bit of insight into what's happening.
Knowing all that, you're aware that some Fixing is in order. The Fix Patents
website does a great job of explaining the situation and making a plea to contact your Representative to vote accordingly on passing legislation that will steer the ship properly. Amazingly, this weekend I concretely learned that calling
a Representative is approximately 100x more powerful than any petition. A handwritten note is even more impactful. Is this backward to the way we
think and operate? Yes, but that's government.
Long story short, if you can convince yourself to use their amazing widget to call your rep, it may actually have an impact. The #fixpatents hashtag won't hurt but it will take a much larger show of force.