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Apple declines to join Microsoft in funding patent troll Intellectual Ventures

Intellectual Ventures (IV) is seeking a major new investment to expand its controversial patent trolling operations but, unlike on past occasions, Apple(s aapl) is not coming along for the ride. 254 more words


Microsoft, Apple diverge on bankrolling big patent buyer

“Patent buyer Intellectual Ventures has persuaded Microsoft and Sony to invest in its latest acquisition fund while Apple and Intel, which invested with IV previously, declined to participate, according to people briefed on the fundraising,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters. 179 more words


Apple and Intel both declined an invitation to invest in a new round of funding for patent assertion entity Intellectual Ventures, reports Reuters. Both companies had invested in the enterprise in the past. 160 more words

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Top Five Things I Learned From The Fortune Article On RPX

I don’t usually pick up Fortune magazine because my nightstand is already covered in InStyle and Vogue and Elle on account of I’m a fashion iconĀ  970 more words


Why patent trolling is quack medicine for the innovation economy

Momentum is building in Washington to finally fix the country’s patent system, but the good guys better hurry. While Sen. Clare McCaskill, who has decried patent troll “ 883 more words

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When should patent trolls pay legal fees? Supreme Court reviews "objectively baseless" claims

One reason the U.S. patent system is such a mess is because there’s really no downside for those who abuse it. If you’re a patent troll, you can file baseless lawsuits against anyone under the sun and if you win, you strike gold. 324 more words

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Intellectual Ventures starts PAC to lobby for patent trolls

Intellectual Ventures, a firm that has spawned thousands of shell companies to pursue patent lawsuits, is starting a political action committee that could influence this year’s midterm elections. 286 more words