So, I went on the hunt. Here are two blog posts that have the goods on what's going on.
First, FOSS Patents written by Florian Mueller click here to read his post.
The second is ThisIsMyNext - the temporary home of Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Joanna Stern, Ross Miller, and Chris Ziegler. Here's Nilay Patel's post - click here.