This American Life: When Patents Attack
I’d long heard about how desperately we need to reform patent law in this country, but it wasn’t until I listened to this outstanding episode of “This American Life” that I truly understood just how severely idiotic is the current status quo.
The piece made with help from an experienced intellectual property expert, no doubt, speaks for itself, but I’ll just add that the defenses mounted by Intellectual Ventures and its representatives are in essence indistinguishable from those put forth by la cosa nostra. Except the latter are better at it.
[x-posted at Flower & Thistle]