"But proof's more in pudding and pads than patents per se."
You sir, are guilty of blatant alliteration !
edit: I do wish though that there would be a different mechanism to the sham of the present judicial system in dealing with cases of IP stealing/borrowing/infringement/whatever. The existing system jus ain't working.
Some sort of International court that is beholden to no one and would actively censure companies who use others IP for gain.
Old style justice -...