The Best Business Writing 2012 Sheds a Light on Patent Trolling

One of the more fascinating pieces in The Best Business Writing 2012 is When Patents Attack!, a story that was broadcast on NPR’s beloved “This American Life”.

In the radio piece, Alex Blumberg and Laura Sydell investigate how patent lawyers have run amok in the digital age, hindering innovation and costing companies and consumers billions of dollars. They track down shell companies in East Texas and a source’s inconsistencies in Silicon Valley to reveal how patent trolling is affecting innovation and driving the prices up on new technologies.

You can listen to the show in its entirety here:

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