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Intellectual Ventures founder steps down: "market is tough right now"

Peter Detkin, a lawyer and former Intel executive, is standing down as vice chairman from the notorious patent trolling venture he co-founded alongside three others, including one-time Microsoft exec Nathan Myhrvold, in 2000. 327 more words

If Patent Trolls Don’t Exist, Why Do We Need A Playbook To Defend Against Them?

I know, I know.  The Goodwin Proctor tome explicitly states that it’s a Tactical Guide to NPE litigation, be we all know they mean patent trolls.  1,218 more words


Watch out, tech world: Patent troll Intellectual Ventures takes stake in wearable and video startups

It’s normally good news when a big company pledges its money and throws its experience behind up-and-coming tech firms. It’s a different story when the company is Intellectual Ventures, the… 1,117 more words

Two Things About The NetApp Victory Over Acacia Media

Two things struck me immediately when I read Joe’s article over at Ars about the recent victory of NetApp over Acacia:

A.  Acacia Media is the country’s largest patent troll?   502 more words


Interview With An Inventor, Part III

Slight delay in publication of Parts III and IV, which is why I try never to set a public schedule for these things.  The minute I do?   1,048 more words