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Patent troll king Intellectual Ventures suffers large layoffs

Intellectual Ventures is not dead, but it may be dying. This will come as good news for the tech companies and start-ups that have been taxed directly or indirectly by IV, which has done more than any other company to popularize the ugly business of patent trolling. 314 more words

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ChefSteps offers refresher on sous vide, the haute way to keep veggies bright

With Nathan Myhrvold back in the news — an article in USA Today calls the Intellectual Ventures and Modernist Cuisine founder “a relatively new breed of public citizen whose professional, and often tech-driven, good fortune, allows them to contribute to society at a higher level,”  and The New York Times’ fancy “T” magazine… 125 more words

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Intellectual Ventures acquires hundreds of patents for new troll fund

It’s been a good year for patent trolls, and now the biggest troll of them all wants to keep the party going: a report reveals that Intellectual Ventures has acquired more than 200 new patents, which will help IV extend its legal tentacles in fields like wireless infrastructure and cloud computing. 332 more words

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