Intellectual Ventures Sues Over Security Patents
Dec 11, 2010, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"'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)."