Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tech Guru Riles the Industry By Seeking Huge Patent Fees - WSJ.com

Interesting times...

Millionaire Nathan Myhrvold, renowned in the computer industry as a Renaissance man, has a less lofty message for tech companies these days: Pay up.

Over the past few years, the former Microsoft Corp. executive has quietly amassed a trove of 20,000-plus patents and patent applications related to everything from lasers to computer chips. He now ranks among the world's largest patent-holders -- and is using that clout to press tech giants to sign some of the costliest patent-licensing deals ever negotiated.

Tech Guru Riles the Industry By Seeking Huge Patent Fees - WSJ.com

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