In the midst of the patent wars that are going on amongst tech competitors, this parody satirizes Apple as they attempt to patent the alphabet.

Washington Post book critic Ron Charles makes light of the recent patent battle between computer giant Apple and Samsung electronics, among others. The video begins with a serious chat that is similar to product description videos by Apple and explains how patenting can be taken to the next level. Charles then introduces the next major patent: letters. He explains, "With Letters, people no longer need to communicate with objects, images or grunts. They can use whole words."

The tongue-in-cheek satire looks to shine light on the large number of patents that are being filed by Apple and how some think the company is going too far with its technological endeavors.