01.30.09

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Linus’ Old Employer Swept by Microsoft’s Patent Übertroll

Posted in Antitrust, Kernel, Microsoft, Patents at 8:32 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Nathan Myhrvold

“Intellectual property is the next software.”

Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft patent troll

GLYN Moody calls him/it “super patent troll”, whereas The Register is careful not to say the truth too directly.

Transmeta patents trolled, company dies

[...]

Intellectual Ventures (IFV), a patent troll invention company, headed by ex-Vole Nathan Myhrvold, who had tried to score some patents from Transmeta in May 2008, got a secret deal going with Novafora and Transmeta’s board.

[...]

The Transmeta board finished off its merger, quit its job (ironically as part of the deal no Transmeta board member will serve on the Novafora board) and still found time to sell off 140+ of its patents to Intellectual Ventures.

In the future, we intend to expose more of Nathan and Cameron Myhrvold’s participation in crimes inside Microsoft. There is plenty of them among antitrust evidence (we are in the process of classifying and sorting about 300 additional exhibits). Cameron Myhrvold, who is Nathan’s brother, is still keeping close to Microsoft. They both seem to be serving the company from the outside.

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