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