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Intellectual Ventures Sues Over Security Patents

Dec 11, 2010, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart J. Johnston)

"'Tis the season to be litigious."

"Intellectual Ventures (IV), an intellectual property development and licensing firm headed by Microsoft's former CTO and chief strategy officer, Nathan Myhrvold, filed three patent lawsuits against nine technology firms on Wednesday.

"The company said it filed suit against four software security companies – Check Point Software, McAfee, Symantec, and Trend Micro – as well as another five technology firms, according to the court filing. Other technology areas where the firm claims its patents are being infringed are dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA)."

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