This American Life

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Ira Glass

Ira Glass hosts riveting explorations of a theme  — fiascos, sentencing, conventions — through a mix of radio monologues, mini–documentaries, found tape, original fiction and nonfiction. What is This American Life? It's "like movies for radio."

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Podcasts

  • Sunday, September 21, 2014 5:00pm
    This week we bring you little-known and surprising stories of how all sorts of institutions began. An updated version of a 2009 episode.
Patent Battles
5:26 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Bellevue-Based Intellectual Ventures Now Targeting Financial Firms

Intellectual Ventures co-founder Nathan Myhrvold giving a TED Talk in 2010.
Flickr Photo/Red Maxwell

After numerous high-profile lawsuits against tech companies, a Bellevue-based patent company is now setting its sights on the financial industry.

On Tuesday, Intellectual Ventures announced it has filed lawsuits against two banks, JP Morgan Chase and Fifth Third Bank, for patent infringement. This is Intellectual Ventures’ second round of lawsuits targeting financial firms in the past week. On May 29, the company filed suit against First National Bank of Omaha and PNC.

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