Intellectualventures

02.06.14
Ancient patent troll case against Motorola leaves jurors too baffled to reach a verdict
02.06.14

Ancient patent troll case against Motorola leaves jurors too baffled to reach a verdict

If the name "Intellectual Ventures" (IV) sounds familiar, that's because the firm went on a suing...

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07.09.13
Satellite startup Kymeta announces $50 million in funding from Bill Gates and other backers
07.09.13

Satellite startup Kymeta announces $50 million in funding from Bill Gates and other backers

It's been nearly a year since Intellectual Ventures announced its satellite communications spinoff...

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02.01.13
Kodak closes its digital imaging patent sale, settles disputes
02.01.13

Kodak closes its digital imaging patent sale, settles disputes

Kodak has had many scary moments in its recent history, not the least of which was wondering wheth...

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08.21.12
Intellectual Ventures launches Kymeta spinoff, promises slim satellite broadband hotspots
08.21.12

Intellectual Ventures launches Kymeta spinoff, promises slim satellite broadband hotspots

Intellectual Ventures is best known for its tendency to sue everyone, but it's going some distance...

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07.27.12
WSJ: Apple, Google reportedly in rival groups to buy Kodak patents
07.27.12

WSJ: Apple, Google reportedly in rival groups to buy Kodak patents

Kodak might be cleared to sell its patents, but it's likely no fan of the companies lined up to ma...

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05.30.12
Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Myhrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature
05.30.12

Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Myhrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature

Intellectual Ventures' CEO and founder Nathan Myhrvold, who previously spent some 14 years at Micr...

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05.14.12
NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures partner to acquire 4G patents from IPWireless
05.14.12

NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures partner to acquire 4G patents from IPWireless

It's hard to read the word 'patent' and not leap immediately to 'infringement,' given the tech indu...

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10.06.11
Intellectual Ventures takes aim at Motorola over alleged patent infringement
10.06.11

Intellectual Ventures takes aim at Motorola over alleged patent infringement

When Nathan Mhyrvold's Intellectual Ventures firm isn't striking licensing deals with technology com...

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07.26.11
'This American Life' tackles patent trolls, lives to broadcast about it
07.26.11

'This American Life' tackles patent trolls, lives to broadcast about it

The financial crisis, DIY cryogenics, the love songs of Phil Collins -- This American Life has...

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