Intellectual Ventures Is Now Patent Trolling Motorola

Intellectual Ventures, led by former Microsoft exec and Modernist Cuisine mastermind Nathan Myhrvold, has taken Motorola to court over mobile products it says infringes upon patents it holds, including one for mobile devices contaning a CPU. Really?! » 10/06/11 2:12pm 10/06/11 2:12pm

How Intellectual Ventures Wants to Reinvent Invention

"Did airplanes come from the R&D department of a train company or a steamship company?" Nathan Myhrvold asks, rhetorically, his voice cracking. He's explaining how his company, Intellectual Ventures, is going to reinvent the way things are invented. » 8/25/10 3:00pm 8/25/10 3:00pm

Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Tomorrowland Edition

In today's Remainders: tomorrow's news! Cisco's ushering in the next generation of internet with the CRS-3; Kempler & Strauss's futuristic PhoneWatch gets reviewed; geolocated Tweets; a WebKit-borrowing Firefox; an HTML 5 drawing app; Samsung's point and shoot prices, and more! » 3/09/10 6:20pm 3/09/10 6:20pm

Bill Gates Patent Could Save Us From Another Hurricane Katrina

Not content with being the world's richest man, Bill Gates is planning on extending his power to control the weather. More specifically, he has filed a patent for a system that he hopes will prevent the next Katrina. » 7/10/09 5:40pm 7/10/09 5:40pm

Gates, Myhrvold To Patent Crazy Electromagnetic Combustion Engine

Bill Gates may love his Ford Focus, but he's got plans to improve on age-old combustion, applying—along with Nathan Myhrvold and others from the Intellectual Ventures gang—to patent a smart engine with electromagnetic pistons. » 4/09/09 4:40pm 4/09/09 4:40pm

All Things D: Nathan Myhrvold, Founder of Intellectual Ventures

This may not be a typical gadget post, but here's an idea that fascinates me. Nathan Myhrvold, former CTO of Microsoft, left to found a company called Intellectual Ventures. They invest in invention, not companies. He's been the subject of a New Yorker article on the abundance of big ideas by Malcolm Gladwell, which… » 5/28/08 6:52pm 5/28/08 6:52pm