This American Life 441: WHEN PATENTS ATTACK!

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.

Originally aired 07.22.2011

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/441/when-patents-attack

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