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Patent Firm’s Global Plans Could Lead To Suits

Law360 (November 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An up-and-coming patent-holding company’s plans to raise as much as $1 billion to help global inventors patent ideas and to buy existing patents has reportedly raised concerns that the firm may soon be headed to the courtroom to reap revenues for the use of its intellectual property.

Intellectual Ventures LLC, headed by former Microsoft Corp. chief strategist and chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, plans to help develop and patent inventions, many of them from universities in Asia. It is also raising a separate fund, valued at...
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