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Re: HTC Infringed Apple Patents, Says ITC's Initial Determination

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 16 Jul 2011 14:48 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> I've just spent half an hour doing a corporate autopsy of a company
>> that became just a pile of patents and got sold to another, then
>> to a patent troll who help crush the economy for their own benefit.
>> It's the former CTO of Microsoft, a really nasty person.
>   http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/backissues/2011/03/accidents-of-the-kitchen.html
>    Nathan Myhrvold's book about cooking.
>    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/05/12/080512fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=all
>    In 1999, when Nathan Myhrvold left Microsoft and struck out on his own,
>    he set himself an unusual goal. He wanted to see whether the kind of
>    insight that leads to invention could be engineered. He formed a company
>    called Intellectual Ventures. He raised hundreds of millions of dollars.
>    He hired the smartest people he knew. It was not a venture-capital firm.
>    Venture capitalists fund insights---that is, they let the magical
>    process that generates new ideas take its course, and then they jump in.
>    Myhrvold wanted to make insights---to come up with ideas, patent them,
>    and then license them to interested companies.
>    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/letters/2008/06/09/080609mama_mail2
>    A letter in response to Malcolm Gladwell's article (May 12, 2008)
>    By filing hundreds of patents each year, Nathan Myhrvold's
>    Intellectual Ventures could end up slowing, instead of driving,
>    innovation, as his company may lay claim to intellectual property from
>    other firms. As Gladwell notes in his piece, 'simultaneous
>    discovery' is common in technology and often leads to unhappy
>    results. The patent hoarding at I.V. could mean legal tussles over who
>    owns the actual innovation, and should be cause for a revisiting of
>    patent law, not for the celebration of a company propagating the problem.

He has just started suing another bunch of companies. The guy is a patent
troll -- part of the problem that drives innovators out of the US.

- -- 
		~~ Best of wishes

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