How Nathan Myhrvold and Intellectual Ventures Would Change the Patent System

Patents! They're a big deal. Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures depends on patents to make money, and they file a lot of 'em. So I asked him how he'd change the patent system.


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To make more money for me! he sneered to himself. And more patents to sell, all lined on my shelf. They'll come for ideas so they can sue who they wish. Then they'll all beg for more, like a dog with a bare dish. Then Myhrvold's grin spread ear to ear, daydreaming of profits and more patent fear.