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This is the final article in our series addressing patent reform proposals aimed at alleged patent system abuse by non-innovating, non-practicing patent monetization entities. In our first article, we counseled tweaking — not revamping — the U.S. patent system (the greatest system for innovation ever known) and examined proposed uniform procedural rules for patent cases. Our second article considered proposed “end user” protections. This final article reviews proposed cost-shifting in patent cases to discourage questionable lawsuits or discovery requests.