“We Invest in Invention”: Patent Collector Nathan Myhrvold Makes His Case (Video)

Nathan Myhrvold believes that, popular or not, he is serving an important role in furthering innovation. Case in point, he says: Advances being made in wireless antennas and nuclear reactors.

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Founder and CEO
Intellectual Ventures

Myhrvold holds degrees in math, theoretical physics, geophysics and space physics and spent 14 years at Microsoft, where he founded Microsoft Research and many other technology groups. Now at the forefront of the modern patent wars -- with some calling him a dangerous patent troll -- his firm holds (and monetizes) more tech patents than almost any other company. An avid inventor, Myrvold holds hundreds of patents himself, but if you get a chance, ask him about his award-winning cookbook, “Modernist Cuisine.”

Posts With Nathan Myhrvold

Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures Said to Be Hunting for New Capital

Still not the popular kid.
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Patent Predator Intellectual Ventures Builds Up Lobbying Troops

IV taps telecom lobbyist Russell Merbeth to establish an in-house lobbying team in Washington, D.C.
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The Only Thing Worse Than the Patent Wars You Are Reading About Are the Ones You Aren’t Reading About

Roughly three in five patent suits filed this year were done by a company whose sole business is pursuing such claims.
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Bill Gates Part of $12 Million Round for Satellite Mobile Broadband Start-Up

Kymeta is a spinout from Intellectual Ventures, the Nathan Myhrvold-run company best known for collecting patents.
A prototype of a Kymeta portable hotspot, about the size of a laptop computer.

Nathan Myhrvold Will Not Apologize for Patent Trolling: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

He was never the popular kid in class, and he doesn’t care about it now, either.
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Backstage With Aaron Sorkin, Reid Hoffman and Sean Parker: The KatieCam Highlight Reel

What kind of music do you listen to when you write “The West Wing”? Katie Boehret gets that scoop and more when she catches up with D10 guests, offstage but on camera.
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Day Two at D10 in Tweets and Pictures

D attendees add their voices and images to the voices and images coming from the stage.
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Patents or Pork Belly? AllThingsD’s Katie Boehret Talks With Nathan Myhrvold.

Katie snagged a quick backstage conversation with the Intellectual Ventures CEO, and asked him about the other venture he has become famous for.
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“We Invest in Invention”: Patent Collector Nathan Myhrvold Makes His Case (Video)

Nathan Myhrvold believes that, popular or not, he is serving an important role in furthering innovation. Case in point, he says: Advances being made in wireless antennas and nuclear reactors.
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Nathan Myhrvold on Being the Most Unpopular Guy at D10

“I never was a popular kid in class,” the Intellectual Ventures CEO and former Microsoft executive said on Wednesday. “I’m not going to be popular in this class.”
Intellectual Ventures founder Nathan Myhrvold