A Patently Perfect Primer on Patents by This American Life...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 10:02AM
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This American Life, the public radio program that airs across the country over the National Public Radio airwaves, totally nailed what has become wrong with the patent system in the United States, in this excellent episode, “When Patents Attack!”, that was produced in conjunction with the grand folks over at Planet Money.


My favorite part is the Raiders of the Lost Ark scene, when they realize that it is likely that all of the fake offices in a certain hallway somewhere in Marshall, Texas are just small, fictional holding companies (nearly 1300)  that actually belong to Intellectual Ventures, the mac daddy of all patent trolls….

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