Category Archives: Intellectual Ventures

January 17, 2013 Non Practicing Entity Newsclips

IV President Hiring Exec Assistant (linked-in.com) 

Patent Troll Advantage To End In Texas? (Scott A. McKeown and Greg Gardella / patentspostgrant.com)

CAFC Favors NPE’s On Domestic Injury (Cindy Chen / ipwatchdog.com)

NPE Parallel Networks Sues 120 Defendants; Loses At CAFC (cafc.uscourts.gov)

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January 15, 2013 Non Practicing Entity Newsclips

IV Hiring Director Of Commercialization For Future Surgery (intellectualventures.com)

 

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October 29, 2012 NPE Newsclips

The Scourge Of Patent Trolls (Nathaniel Borenstein / mimecast.com)

Digimarc Reports Increased Revenues From IV (Digimarc.com)

IV Hiring For Global Good Position (linkedin.com)

Mobile Health Market Ripe For NPE Claims (Orion Armon / mobihealthnews.com)

US & EU Regulators Focused On NPE’s (David Balto/ Huffingtonpost.com)

Congress Needs To Address NPE’s (metrocorpcounsel.com)

Neither Romney Nor Obama Address Broken Patent System (Lydia DePillis / tnr.com)

NY Legal Hacker Presentation On NPE’s On 11/7 (projective.co)

IV Executive To Sit On Panel Discussing NPE Licensing Strategies (intellectualventures.com)

Apple Sued By NPE Over File Viewer Patent (Steven Musil / cnet.com)

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October 28, 2012 NPE Newsclips

Vringo Litigation Against Google Looking Good (Georgi Dimitrov / seekingalpha.com)

Forbes weighs in on Vringo Litigation (Richard Finger / Forbes)

Nathan Myhrvold – Humanitarian Technologist? (Tom Paulson / humanosphere.org)

AON Announces Exclusive NPE Insurance Distribution From RPX (aon.com)

IV Patent Information Demands Gets Weird (Tom Ewing / anewdomain.net)

Ex-IV Lead Engineer At Stealth Energy Startup (John Cook/ geekwire.com)

IV Engineer Happy to Work On Converting Biomass Into Renewable Fuels And Chemicals (intellectualventureslab.com)

Patent Trolls = Plague? (wickershamsconscience.wordpress.com)

Law Firm Asserts NPE Litigation Not On Rise (kk-llp.com)

Apple Sued by NPE On RPI Assigned Patent Regarding Siri (patentlyapple.com)

 

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Inventing Miracles?

Last Thursday, Nathan Myhrvold was the keynote speaker at the second annual Social Innovation Fast Pitch (SIFP) at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. During his lecture, er, speech, he reportedly said:

“The tech industry – which I love, I’m a part of and am totally guilty of this – is about making tools and toys for rich people. … And frankly, everyone in the United States is rich compared to the world.”

Everyone? Has Nathan been to the mountains of Appalachia? The ghetto’s of Detroit? The shacks in the Central Valley of California that immigrants live in? Ludicrous.

Myhrvold encouraged inventor to “invent miracles” that will change people’s lives:

“It’s great you can kill aliens with Xbox at a faster rate than ever before, but we didn’t really need our lives changed,” he said. “The fact is, there are people that do need their lives changed.”

A noble thought indeed. But, it does seem to raise a question: Why isn’t he doing this?

Anyway, see this link for more about the speech: http://www.geekwire.com/2012/nathan-myhrvold-completely-fine-failure-thinks/

 

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IV = Dark Empire?

Well, that’s how writer Jeff John Roberts refers to IV in a post at money.cnn.com:  “For the unfamiliar, IV is the dark empire of Nathan Myhrvold, a former Microsoft executive who gamed the patent system by amassing tens of thousands of often-flimsy patents and then threatening to sue everyone in sight.”

Needless to say Roberts is a fan of the recently announced IP Checkups’s project writing:

“More broadly, IP Checkups’ project could reframe public perception of IV’s activities. So far, Myhrvold has gulled the media with tales of IV’s marvelous inventions. This could change once it becomes easier to see the extent of the dirty work carried out by the shells and, just possibly, galvanize the federal government to drive an anti-trust stake into IV’s heart.”

I’m guessing that Roberts shouldn’t expect a Christmas card from IV this year.

See this link for the entire rant: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/gigaom/articles/2012_10_15_analytics_firm_flushes_out_trolls_spawned_by_intellectual_ventures.html

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Fun At IV Labs!

Oh, those fun seeking engineers at IV Labs.  This IV blog post describes and has video of the antics of the IV Lab employees:

http://intellectualventureslab.com/?p=5114

Of course all this is financed by those pesky patent infringement assertions. But, the band played on………..

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