'When Patents Attack'

Fantastic episode of This American Life:

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.

On pressing a patent attorney about one of his clients:

 I don’t think so. But thanks for asking. Although I love NPR and I love the work you guys do.

Love it.