Human Genes May Not Be Patented

Supreme Court: Human Genes May Not Be Patented
by Nina Totenberg
June 14, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/14/191534517/supreme-court-human-genes-cant-be-patented

Supreme Court Gene Ruling Splits Hairs Over What’s ‘Natural’
by Nina Totenberg
June 13, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/06/13/191400438/Supreme-Court-Rules-Against-Patents-On-Human-Genes

Justices Appear Skeptical Of Patenting Human Genes
by Nina Totenberg
April 15, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/15/177369914/Justices-Appear-Skeptical-Of-Patenting-Human-Genes

related:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/15/177035299/supreme-court-asks-can-human-genes-be-patented
April 15, 2013

http://www.npr.org/2011/10/24/141429392/deadly-monopolies-patenting-the-human-body
by Nina Totenberg

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Tech patents reach record high

Tech patents reach record high
28 January 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21229984
Last year 14,205 patent applications for computer-related products and technologies were filed, says legal information provider Sweet and Maxwell.

496: When Patents Attack… Part Two!
This American Life. May 31, 2013
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/496/when-patents-attack-part-two our patent system may be discouraging, not encouraging, innovation.

the patent trolls

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2012/04/27/151357127/another-ridiculous-number-from-the-patent-wars