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When Patents Attack

"When Patents Attack!" is a radio documentary made by This American Life, based on extensive investigative journalism. It aired in July 2011 and was also published as an article.

The documentary is a particularly informative look at the harm caused by patent trolls to software businesses, but it has to be kept in mind that trolls are not the biggest problem caused by software patents.

A follow-up, When Patents Attack ... Part Two! was published in May 2013.

Ironically, When Patents Attack! was released in the patented MP3 format.

Overview of findings in part 1

Direct links: Part 1 audio, Part 1 transcript

Overview of findings in part 2

Direct links: Part 2 audio, Part 2 transcript

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The documentary

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