Even if you have unwavering faith in a company's current leadership, when that leadership is not making money, they will be replaced by someone who is. So if the possibility to patent troll exists, eventually, it will.
So the only people who could replace the leadership...are the leadership.
There's an argument that institutional investors can still influence mostly privately held firms, but I'm not sure how much I buy that in this case.
Slippery slope much?
Redundant definition of profit?
The point is that a company doesn’t have to always “maximize profits”. Tim Cook famously told a shareholder to “get out of the stock” if that was how he assessed his portfolio. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/ne...