This American Life on the Patent Mess

By  |  Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

The public radio program This American Life did an excellent, depressing story on patent trolls–ranging from Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures to tiny, shadowy outfits–and their ugly business that’s enabled by a broken patent system. Here’s a transcript.



2 Comments For This Post

  1. bkd69 Says:

    It’s good to see patent trolling hit outside the tech press.

  2. Mark Hernandez Says:

    I'm shocked that you mentioned anything about Patent Trolls on this site. After listening to the podcast it's clear that any mention of patent trolling is exactly what draws the patent trolls to you. You broke the rule of silence. You talked about something you should never have talked about.

    The irreversible Corporate Plutocracy that the U.S. has now become ensures that patent trolling will only become more widespread. If anyone wants their spirit broken, listen to this podcast.