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HBO’s John Oliver Slams Patent Trolls on “Last Week Tonight”

Kelsey Pommer, Sr. Coordinator, Digital Media Marketing, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™

John Oliver hosts a weekly recap news show on Sunday nights that mixes real–world issues, investigative journalism and sarcasm-laden humor. Somehow, he does the seemingly impossible – educate us on real problems plaguing people around the country, while at the same time making us laugh out loud.

This past Sunday he focused on an issue that is hindering entrepreneurship and innovation in America – patent abuse. Oliver even notes that “troll” is too nice of a word for these extortionists.  Check out the video to see what Oliver had to say (and his eye-catching raccoon impression):

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