“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.


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.”

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