Ron Katznelson has become a leading patent data guru. In a recent talk at UC Davis Law School, he presented is ideas that the next focus of patent reform should be on USPTO Operations. His focus remains on (1) pendency and (2) quality without limiting patentee rights.
Ron organized a symposium on patent reform issues that was held in June 2007.
Link to "Perfect Storm of Patent Reform"
See also IPBiz post Perfect Storm of Patent Reform, about UC Davis symposium.