Patent Battles

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When Google acquired Motorola Mobility this week, speculation ran rampant that the tech giant was going to build an iPhone killer. Instead, industry observers say the real value to Google are Motorola's 17,000 patents, which it acquired as part of the deal. We discuss patents, those who file them, those who exploit them and efforts to reform the patent system.


Laura Sydell, digital culture correspondent for NPR

Ron Epstein, CEO of Epicenter IP Group, LLC

Paul Schneck, chairman of Rembrandt IP Managment, LLC

James Bessen, lecturer at the Boston University School of Law