Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Nov 2010 19:06 UTC
Legal Oh it's on. It's on. They just messed with the wrong... Euh, companies. It seems like both Samsung and HTC are gearing up for war, and in doing so, have pretty much made a deal with what could turn out to be the devil. They've both partnered with Intellectual Ventures, a company which hoards patents only to license them to others - however, the company has no history of litigation.
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Patent Ogre Nathan Myhrwold
by gnufreex on Thu 25th Nov 2010 03:09 UTC
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Intellectual Ventures is biggest patent troll around, or call it patent Ogre.

It is founded by exMicrosoftie Nathan Myhrwold and it is rumoured that Bill Gates is investing in IV, and that Microsoft given away first batch of patents to IV when it is founded.

Tricky part is that they don't sue, instead they loan patents to other parties to sue. They call those parties "commercialization partner".

There is video on their site where Nathan the troll talks about that, using cheeky euphemisms, of course
http://www.intellectualventures.com/Home.aspx

Site Techrights.org (which should we thank for exposing Novell and Microsoft) is keeping an eye on IV.
http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/Intellectual_Ventures

There is all kind of evidence there.

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