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The Patent Troll 

Richard takes on a patent troll; Gilfoyle battles a smart fridge; Jared embraces multiple identities; Erlich tries to spend time with a new crowd.


Jamie Babbit


Andrew Law, Mike Judge (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Middleditch ... Richard Hendricks
T.J. Miller ... Erlich Bachman
Josh Brener ... Nelson 'Big Head' Bighetti (credit only)
Martin Starr ... Bertram Gilfoyle
Kumail Nanjiani ... Dinesh Chugtai
Amanda Crew ... Monica Hall
Zach Woods ... Donald 'Jared' Dunn
Matt Ross ... Gavin Belson (credit only)
Suzanne Cryer ... Laurie Bream
Jimmy O. Yang ... Jian Yang
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Jack Barker (credit only)
Chris Diamantopoulos ... Russ Hanneman (credit only)
Andrew Daly ... Doctor
Ben Feldman ... Ron LaFlamme
Joseph Bayard ... Gus (as Joseph L. Bayard)


When Richard decides to stand up to a patent troll, his defiance ends up coming back to haunt him. Gilfoyle goes to desperate measures to battle Jian-Yang's new smart refrigerator. Jared embraces multiple identities in in his quest to reduce costs. Erlich tries to hang with the alpha males. Written by Corinna

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The update codenames in the smartfridge's changelog are... 0.2.3 [Bertram] Gilfoyle - mistook Gilfoyle's hack for an update. 0.2.2 J[oel] Feldman - A Canadian physicist and mathematician. 0.2.1 J. Espinoza - ? 0.1.1 Tokorozawa - Tokorozawa is a city in Saitama Prefecture, Kanto Plain, Honshu island, Japan. See more »


Around the 26 minute mark when Richard is talking to the patent troll about the songs, he says that there is an 8 year difference between them. On the laptop screen it shows "Cancion de Amores" came out in 1973 and "I'm Cryin' (with My Eyes)" came out in 1967. That is only a 6 year difference which makes Richard's math wrong. See more »


Donald 'Jared' Dunn: True, but overall, we're firmly in the top 30,000 Hooli phone apps. I mean, we may not be a global epidemic yet, but... we've leapt from bat saliva to humans and... and we've just killed our first villagers.
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one of the worst episodes of SV I'v ever seen
11 June 2017 | by elgreatoSee all my reviews

The only show that i ever gave 10 stars is this show, and that is why I'm giving this episode this harsh review. This episode feels so much "forced" and non-genuine. it is boring and makes me feel that they are out of ideas. I hope the next episode will be better, i mean it is enough that Ehrlich is leaving next season! come on!

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4 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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