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Interesting show heard this past Sunday from This American Life on NPR:

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

You can down load the podcast or the transcript, but the audio storytelling is so compelling.  It is an hour-long show, however.

The site description says it all:
"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."

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