22 March 2010

Beware the King of the Trolls

If you haven't heard of Intellectual Ventures, you will do. Set up by ex-Microsoftie Nathan Myhrvold, with investments from Microsoft among others, it is basically a patenting machine – filing and buying them in huge quantities. Note that it doesn't actually *use* these patents – except to threaten people with. In other words, Intellectual Ventures is a patent troll – or, rather the King of the Patent Trolls.

On Open Enterprise blog.

4 comments:

PV said...

I wrote my own take on http://dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot.com/2010/03/they-call-them-heros-we-call-them.html . What this company is doing is truly sickening.
Please do take a look and post your own comments.
Thanks!
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a Linux Mint user since 2009 May 1
Please take a look at and comment on my blog! http://dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot.com/

glyn moody said...

@PV: thanks

PV said...

Interestingly enough, someone from this company left a comment on my blog trying to support the idea that they do invent stuff and are good for science. The only problem is that he failed to mention the article that was almost suspiciously positive towards the company.
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a Linux Mint user since 2009 May 1

glyn moody said...

@PV: interesting - thanks for the update.