Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Business & Technology | Bellevue lab is an inventor's real dream | Seattle Times Newspaper

A profile of Intellectual Ventures

Some retirees set up a shop to tinker in the garage.

After Nathan Myhrvold left Microsoft in 2000, he created something that would make the British Royal Society drool — a vast laboratory and intellectual salon where some of the smartest and richest people in the world get together and invent stuff.

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So far it's built a portfolio of about 27,000 patents, the bulk of which it has accumulated by acquiring them from other companies or individuals.

Business & Technology | Bellevue lab is an inventor's real dream | Seattle Times Newspaper

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