Software Patents on This American Life

A listener, Max, wrote me recently to clue me in to a recent episode of This American Life that may be of interest to other listeners.

I do believe that the current episode of This American Life from NPR is relevant to some of the ground your podcast covers.

Some of it may be old news for the reasonably patent aware person, but the good folks at TAL do some good investigative research when it comes to Intellectual Ventures, a rather interesting patent troll on steroids.

If you’ve been lost during my coverage of software patents, this episode is an excellent way to familiarize yourself. If you’re already aware of many of the issues in the debate, the episode is still well worth a listen for the work Ira Glass and crew have done digging more in-depth into the history and actions of IV.

When Patents Attack! This American Life (thanks Max!)