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Watch HBO’s John Oliver take down patent trolls

"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver."Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver.
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver.Courtesy of HBO

The always-funny John Oliver of HBO’s This Week Tonight has turned his sharp tongue and soothing British accent to a topic many in business are all too familiar with: patent trolls.

Oliver laid out some cold, hard facts about patent trolls, including the point that they file the vast majority of patent disputes in the U.S., and that most of the cases are filed in relatively small communities in East Texas.

Of course, there was also no shortage of jokes and tangents. Watch the video above for more.