John Oliver Takes A Look At “Patent Trolls” On Last Week Tonight

John Oliver frequently uses his weekly HBO show, Last Week Tonight, to examine legal issues that significantly impact society.  Yesterday he examined the impact that non-practicing entities (often called “patent trolls”) have on American business.  The segment, while not perfect, provides a good explanation of the importance of patents to industry; the issues patent trolls create; and potential legislation that aims to rein in patent-troll lawsuits.

 

The segment can be seen in its entirety here: http://www.businessinsider.com/john-oliver-patent-trolls-last-week-tonight-2015-4

 

Article written by Michael Keenan, Esq., associate attorney at Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP.  Mr. Keenan can be reached via email a mkeenan@hhk.com or by calling (607) 723-5341.

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