Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Apr 2015 18:36 UTC

For inventors, patents are an essential protection against theft. But when patent trolls abuse the system by stockpiling patents and threatening lawsuits, businesses are forced to shell out tons of money.

I honestly did not expect John Oliver to touch this subject.

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by kragil on Tue 21st Apr 2015 19:34 UTC
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"More of that awkward shifting of the patent debate towards small actors who are misusing patents, not large conglomerates like Apple and Microsoft which use patents to destroy competitors, crush startups, drive up prices, and so on"

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