Stan discusses the US-government definition of a patent, the rights that patents confer, and the disclosure neccesary to obtain a patent. He also provides a brief background on the history of the patent system.
Stan details potential areas of controversy about patent law, such as in the case of public health emergencies, dealing with patent "trolls", and whether or not IP law actually rewards important inventions in society.
Stewart Burke buys patents of failed start ups as a way of getting broad intellectual property and sues other up and coming startups. Richard's company becomes a target of Stewart Burke as it made Hooli's top 500 on the app store and Burke asks Richard to pay him $20,000.