On last week's episode of This American Life, Ira Glass and his team take on the complicated world of patents in the United States.
The story primarily focuses on one company, Intellectual Ventures, which has a reputation in the Silicon Valley as being one of the worst offenders of patent trolling. IV, of course, is adament that it is doing no such trolling.
Listen to "When Patents Attack!," the insightful hour-long show (it's free!) and let us know your thoughts on patent trolls.