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Tuesday Aug 19 | 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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Related Topix: Internet Troll, Science / Technology, Inventions, Malaria, Medicine, Health

Tuesday Aug 19 | 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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Tuesday Aug 19 | 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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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions

Thu Jul 31, 2014

National Journal

Patent Trolls' New Strategy to Kill Patent Reform? Support Patent Reform.

Intellectual Ventures supports a bill that seeks to curtail patent trolling, which critics say is a good sign the bill doesn't amount to much-or is headed nowhere fast.

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Related Topix: Internet Troll, US News, Inventions, Science / Technology, US Politics, Lee Terry, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte

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