Overall, I have a love/hate relationship with Leverage. I totally buy into the premise, but the writing was so weak in many episodes that the plots occasionally have ridiculous holes that should have been spotted.
One of my pet peeves is that there is more than one episode that revolves around the team stealing patents from companies. You don’t need to steal patents–patents are public and viewable by anyone, which the writers would have known if they’d spent half a second Googling or asking a random stranger on the street.
Those episodes could have been saved by having the crew steal trade secrets that are related to the patents, but nobody on the show apparently gave a crap.
(Yes, this error bugs me that much).