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Patents or Pork Belly? AllThingsD's Katie Boehret Talks With Nathan Myhrvold.

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Katie snagged a quick conversation back stage with Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold and asked him about the other venture he has become famous for. Myhrvold has won two James Beard culinary awards for his cookbook projects, and Katie grilled him on the same. [ See post to watch video...
Patents or Pork Belly? AllThingsD's Katie Boehret Talks With Nathan Myhrvold.

This American Life: Intellectual Ventures got 90% of ongoing profits from patent even after selling it

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Intellectual Ventures struck a deal to receive 90 percent of the ongoing profits from a patent that it sold to a mysterious company called Oasis Research — which used the patent to sue 16 tech companies, reaching large settlements with many of them. The size of that “back-end” cut is...
This American Life: Intellectual Ventures got 90% of ongoing profits from patent even after selling it
Yahoo Sues Facebook in a Web Patent Shakedown

Intellectual Ventures, Olympus reach truce in patent dispute

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Nathan Myhrvold Intellectual Ventures, the patent holding company run by former Microsoft technology chief Nathan Myhrvold, just announced a legal settlement with Olympus, the digital imaging and recording technology giant — the fourth company to resolve patent litigation with IV in the last two months. With the settlement, Intellectual Ventures...
Intellectual Ventures, Olympus reach truce in patent dispute

Nathan Myhrvold is completely fine with failure and thinks you should be, too

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Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold speaks at Thursday’s Social Innovation Fast Pitch. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. Sure, it’s one of the more overused cliches in the English language. Yet it still holds true in the tech industry, and that’s what Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan...
Nathan Myhrvold is completely fine with failure and thinks you should be, too

Why I Am Against Software Patents

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The surprise to most people isn’t that I do not believe that software should be patentable. Given my long term interest in and coverage of free and open source software, I’m supposed to be at least mildly anti-establishment. It is also statistically unlikely that I would be in favor...
Why I Am Against Software Patents

Patents: Microsoft wants higher standards, more transparency in U.S. system

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Microsoft today proposed a series of reforms for the U.S. patent system — asking the U.S. Patent Office to increase its standards for patent reviews, suggesting a “loser pays” system for curbing frivolous lawsuits, and calling for an end to the common practice of patent owners shielding their true identity. Brad Smith,...
Patents: Microsoft wants higher standards, more transparency in U.S. system

Former Microsoft Tech Chief Accepts Animosity

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Nathan Myhrvold allows as how he wasn't the most popular kid in school. But his business of making money from other people's patents made him particularly unpopular at D: All Things Digital....
Former Microsoft Tech Chief Accepts Animosity

Intellectual Ventures Loses Its Shine: Will Its Business Model Ever Work?

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Techdirt has always been sceptical about Nathan Myhrvold's business plan for Intellectual Ventures (IV) -- build up a huge portfolio of patents, simply so that it can then license them to those that will, and sue those that won't. Others, however, have been dazzled by Myhrvold's pedigree as an extremely...
Intellectual Ventures Loses Its Shine: Will Its Business Model Ever Work?

Sure, Microsoft COULD Have Invented The iPhone, But It Didn't (MSFT)

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Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold claims that he came up with an idea very similar to the iPhone back in 1991. Myhrvold, who now runs gigantic patent "aggregator" Intellectual Ventures, made the claim in an interview with Men's Journal, saying that he envisioned a portable computer that would combine a...
Sure, Microsoft COULD Have Invented The iPhone, But It Didn't (MSFT)

Software patents are the problem not the answer: my partner Brad Burnham responds to Nathan Myhrvold's HBR piece http://bit.ly/9S79X5

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Software patents are the problem not the answer: my partner Brad Burnham responds to Nathan Myhrvold's HBR piece http://bit.ly/9S79X5

Backstage With Aaron Sorkin, Reid Hoffman and Sean Parker: The KatieCam Highlight Reel

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After three days of in-depth interviews at the D10 conference, you might think you know all about the speakers and demonstrators who graced the stage. But what are these people like when they’re not in public? I caught up with 15 D10 guests and asked them. The results: Aaron Sorkin...
Backstage With Aaron Sorkin, Reid Hoffman and Sean Parker: The KatieCam Highlight Reel

Intellectual Ventures nuclear engineer emerges at stealthy energy startup SuperCritical Technologies

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Chal Davidson, the former lead engineer at TerraPower, the nuclear reactor startup backed by Intellectual Ventures and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has emerged at the helm of a new startup company by the name of SuperCritical Technologies. According to a description on Davidson’s LinkedIn page, SuperCritical is setting out to...
Intellectual Ventures nuclear engineer emerges at stealthy energy startup SuperCritical Technologies
Patent troll hits Apple for using headphones

Noir Detective Treatment Planned for Patent Giant

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Intellectual Ventures, the massive patent machine led by former Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold, may soon be getting an unwanted bit of scrutiny....
Noir Detective Treatment Planned for Patent Giant

Craig McCaw-backed Pendrell makes a big patent buy

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Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures may be the best known of the patent holding firms in the Seattle area. But another player with ties to a different wealthy Seattle techie is starting to stake its claim. Pendrell, a Kirkland company formerly known as ICO Global Communications and led by telecommunications billionaire...
Craig McCaw-backed Pendrell makes a big patent buy

This chart shows what's royally messed up in the U.S. patent system

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It’s been a huge week for patents — starting with This American Life’s follow-up on Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures and followed on Tuesday with President Barack Obama announcing plans to try to curb the activities of patent trolls. As part of Obama’s 5-point plan, the National Economic Council and the Council...
This chart shows what's royally messed up in the U.S. patent system

How To Help Malaria Sufferers Without Using Patents: Crowdsourcing Diagnosis

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A little while back we wrote about Nathan Myhrvold's sniffy comment that if you're not doing anything to help people suffering from malaria, you have no right to criticize his patent troll operation, Intellectual Ventures. As we also noted, this argument is rather undermined by the fact that his research...
How To Help Malaria Sufferers Without Using Patents: Crowdsourcing Diagnosis

The Microsoft Brain Drain: Top Execs Who Left In The Last 10 Years And Where They Ended Up (MSFT)

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Microsoft's Windows boss Steven Sinofsky is out. It's pretty surprising news because Sinofsky was leading the most important product at Microsoft, and he was thought to be the CEO-in-waiting. The good news for shareholders is that Microsoft sheds executives like a snake sheds its skin. We have a list of...
The Microsoft Brain Drain: Top Execs Who Left In The Last 10 Years And Where They Ended Up (MSFT)
Nathan Myhrvold to Microsoft alumni: 'We participated in one of the most beneficial revolutions in human history'

Opinion: The problem with software patents? They don't scale

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Timothy B. Lee, a regular contributor to Ars Technica and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, has joined forces with Christina Mulligan, a postdoctoral resident fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, to research a key problem posed by software patents: the cost of finding...
Opinion: The problem with software patents? They don't scale

Nathan Myhrvold on the hot seat at D10, defends unpopular stance on patents

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Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold has taken plenty of knocks during his long career, but none probably as public as the grilling today at the D10 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Veteran journalist Walt Mossberg laid into Myhrvold who attempted to defend Intellectual Ventures’ controversial model of licensing patents. It’s...
Nathan Myhrvold on the hot seat at D10, defends unpopular stance on patents

Engadget Podcast 296 - 06.01.2012

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The Engadget Podcasters are doubling down on tech talk this week, filling the empty shelves of your patent office with news you can use about the hottest cloud- and hard drive-based operating systems released this week. The jock from That 70's Show also gets more than his fair share...
Engadget Podcast 296 - 06.01.2012

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

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Intellectual Ventures' CEO and founder Nathan Myhrvold, who previously spent some 14 years at Microsoft Research, took the stage here at D10, and as predicted, his interview with Walt Mossberg was quite the invigorating one. You may know the man and his company for its vicious patent trolling --...
Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Myhrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature

Intellectual Ventures responds to This American Life, insists it doesn't sue through shell companies

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Intellectual Ventures’ Nathan Myhrvold Intellectual Ventures, responding this afternoon to This American Life’s latest report on its patent dealings, denies that it uses shell companies to pursue patent lawsuits on its behalf. The statement specifically denies any ownership or control of a mysterious firm, Oasis Research, that filed suit against 18...
Intellectual Ventures responds to This American Life, insists it doesn't sue through shell companies

Patent Trolls Target 3D Printing, Seek to Limit Our Ability to Print Skin

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Fig. 1 from patent no. 8,286,236 Apparently the advent of 3D printing technology is scary enough that before we’re even able to print out a new pair of shoes, patent trolls Intellectual Ventures have secured a patentthat might prevent the use of 3D printing technology for making really fun stuff,...
Patent Trolls Target 3D Printing, Seek to Limit Our Ability to Print Skin

Myhrvold to Slashdot: We're more alike than you think

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Nathan Myhrvold answers Slashdot questions. Photo via Intellectual Ventures. With a caffeine-free Diet Coke and a cappuccino by his side, Nathan Myhrvold entered the “lion’s den” today — a.k.a. Slashdot — and tried to persuade the site’s denizens that he’s one of them … at least to an extent. “The fact is...
Myhrvold to Slashdot: We're more alike than you think

More D10 Speakers: Ellison, Meeker, Myhrvold, Along With Pixar and Visa!

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A month ago, I posted an initial list of speakers for the 10th D: All Things Digital conference. After a decade, the event — which is held in Rancho Palos Verde, Calif., just south of Los Angeles, at the end of May — has attracted another amazing group of...
More D10 Speakers: Ellison, Meeker, Myhrvold, Along With Pixar and Visa!

Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures is now going after banks, sues PNC and First National Bank of Omaha

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Nathan Myhrvold Intellectual Ventures, the patent holding company led by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, is turning its attention to financial institutions. Today, the Bellevue-based firm — which has already engaged in litigation with the likes of Toshiba, Canon, Symantec, AT&T, CenturyLink and Windstream,— announced that it has sued two financial services...
Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures is now going after banks, sues PNC and First National Bank of Omaha

Brighten clouds to help Earth? Scientists want to test theory

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Credit: John McNeill, via UW News A group of scientists, including a University of Washington atmospheric physicist, wants to test the theory that pumping sea salt into the sky over the ocean would combat global warming by creating clouds that reflect more sunlight back into space. The experiment in “marine...
Brighten clouds to help Earth? Scientists want to test theory
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