"QDEL has patents out the wazoooooo" says who? The 10-k makes no statement that quantifies or qualifies the patent portfolio. Annual revenue from license fees and royalties and contract research barely break $1m. If they have a valuable patent portfolio, then it sure is an unproductive asset. If anything, they appear to be missing some patents for the business they want to be in: recall 2 years ago they PAID OUT $17m of cash to settle patent litigation. Oops.