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Intellectual Ventures and Vivint Sign Patent Sale and Legal Defense Agreement

Under this agreement, Vivint was granted rights to IV's extensive patent portfolio and obtained more than 20 patents in areas of interest to the company. , Vice President of Intellectual Property at Vivint.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

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Intellectual Ventures Sheds At Least Part of Its "Patent Troll" Reputation

According to a story in Businessweek, the company has started turning a number of its ideas into products , ranging from hydration sensors to waterless washing machines and self-healing concrete. The story reveals some new tidbits about IV, including that it pays inventors $17,000 per idea, has a new start-up fund and that one of its cofounders got tossed out of school for hacking.

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Techmeme

Intellectual Ventures: Patent Troll Funds Startups, New Products

Intellectual Ventures: Patent Troll Funds Startups, New Products - The dietary habits of Finland's populace went through a drastic change in 2011.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

GigaOM

Patent troll king Intellectual Ventures suffers large layoffs

Intellectual Ventures, which has been the scourge of the tech industry for years, may be in trouble after reportedly laying off 20 percent of its staff.

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Business Journal

Intellectual Ventures slashes 20 percent of its staff

Intellectual Ventures, the Bellevue-based patent firm ran by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, announced it would cut about 140 employees.

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Reuters

Microsoft-backed patent buyer to reduce workforce 19 pct

Patent buyer Intellectual Ventures said on Tuesday it will reduce its global workforce by 19 percent, as the company increasingly turns to litigation in order to generate licensing revenue.

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