MarketWatch: Famed patent firm backs study on touchy subject
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Date: 09 Feb 2009 21:29
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Summary:
Nathan Myhrvold, a former high-ranking Microsoft Corp. executive turned intellectual property mogul, is sponsoring a forthcoming study that aims to resolve a thorny legal issue: Who's responsible for flooding U.S. courts with a torrent of patent litigation over the past decade? It's an ambitious project, but one also likely to elicit a good deal of cynicism. That's because while Myhrvold's firm Intellectual Ventures anticipates fostering companies that turn its intellectual property into products, it hasn't yet. Instead, it's focused on amassing tens of thousands of valuable patents through invention, acquisition and partnering with businesses and universities.
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