for passing three million dollars in financial rewards to its global researchers.
What exactly does “passed more than three million in financial rewards” mean anyway? What does that clever turn of a phrase mean? Why not just say “paid” three million dollars? Because they didn’t?
Also of note, it was interesting to see that Marshall Phelps is on Article One’s board. He was the IP Czar at IBM for years and initiated the IP monetization strategy at IBM that has led to the proliferation of NPE’s today, and later moved to Microsoft to help Microsoft focus on its IP.