Tuesday Dec 3
Congress Is Poised to Send Patent Trolls Back to Their Caves
U.S. lawmakers are preparing to act on a pair of bills that aim to crack down on so-called "patent trolls," which are firms or investment funds that don't actually build anything, but whose main objective is to extract licensing fees or legal judgments from other companies.
Nathan Myhrvold on why Silicon Valley thinks the patent system is broken
Here in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs must spend an increasing portion of their time and resources attempting to mitigate patent and intellectual property risk.
Visualant and Intellectual Ventures Join Forces to Accelerate...
ChromaID is a breakthrough light-based identification and measurement technology, with the potential to replace traditional spectral analysis and other costly methods of identification, authentication, and diagnosis.
VCs: Patent trolls hurt startups
A group of prominent investors, including two from Seattle's Madrona Venture Group , have signed on to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's call for reform of the country's patent system.
Fox in the henhouse? SURF Incubator partners with Intellectual Ventures
Seattle startup incubator SURF Incubator offers regular training and education events as part of its mission to help the startup community.