Welcome to the 133rd episode of the Inc. Uncensored podcast, hosted by Inc.'s editor James Ledbetter.

This week, reporter Emily Canal talks about how entrepreneurs and companies are speaking out against President Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The Obama-era program was set up to protect children of undocumented immigrants from being deported and the policy change could affect 800,000 immigrants living in the U.S. Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, Warren Buffet, and other entrepreneurs urged Trump not to kill the program. Canal talks about how companies that employee people in the DACA program say they will fight for their employees to stay in the country legally.

Staff writer Will Yakowicz talks about how a small company in Texas won $10 million in a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo. The inventor and patent holder, Michael Lehrman, patented motion detecting technology and claims Nintendo used his technology in their Wii and Wii U controllers. A jury agreed. Nintendo believes Lehrman is a patent troll, but Lehman's lawyer disagrees. Lehrman also sued Fitbit and Under Armour for using his technology in their fitness trackers; both cases settled out of court. Lehrman originally patented the motion-sensing technology to make a sensor for the elderly to detect falls.

Lastly, the group interviews Derek Belch of Strivr, which makes VR training programs for NFL teams and corporations including Walmart.

As always, you can listen to individual episodes of the Inc. Uncensored podcast on the Panoply network or on Apple Podcasts, where you can also subscribe.

Published on: Sep 8, 2017