Patent Peddlers, on This American Life

New This American Life segment on the patent mess in the U.S., featuring, coincidentally enough, a certain Seattle billionaire that I mentioned a few posts ago.

INVENTION PEDDLERS
Originally aired 07.22.2011

Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year? The answer involves a controversial billionaire physicist in Seattle, a 40 pound cookbook, and a war waging right now, all across the software and tech industries.

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