Regarding Intellectual Venture’s Purchase of Transmeta’s Patent Assets

I was just reading the “Secretive IP Holder Funds Tech Acquisition” article where it mentions that Intellectual Ventures (IV) had a stake in the recent purchase of the Transmeta assets. My opinion about their interest is below. First of all, and this is off the top of my head, there are those who claimed that … Read more

Patent Reform, Patent Trolls, Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs).

Being proactive regarding patent reform, on the issue of trolls and non-practicing entities (NPEs). I thought the conversation in the comments section of the Techdirt article about Bill Gates working with Nathan Myhrvold was a good one. I wanted to paste a copy here. Peter, I agree that forums such as these are good for … Read more

Aristocrat Technologies v. Int’l Game Technology (IGT) decision.

I just read the US Court of Appeals opinion for the Aristocrat v. International Game Technology (IGT) case, and I want to mention that I am unhappy with the decision and I feel that the judge played semantics with the availability of defenses for patent infringement suits, although I do believe he properly applied the … Read more

Troll-Evading Trust Formed To “Catch & Release” Patents

…Companies Band Together as the Allied Security Trust to Buy IP Before Any Trolls Can Take Them To Court By: Maureen O’Gara Jul. 9, 2008 02:45 AM Source: http://wireless.sys-con.com/node/605480 ‚ÄúVerizon, Google, Cisco, HP, Motorola, Sun, Telefon AB and Ericsson have banded together as the Allied Security Trust to buy IP before any trolls can take … Read more