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September 22

Here we go - the future of IPRs now in play. If sovereign immunity upheld, everything changes at the PTAB. https://t.co/8yjl66Ajxi

September 22

Anyone know the equivalent figure for the @uspto? Seem to recall it is falling, but don't know for sure. https://t.co/kyQa2zLAbm

September 22

And then there was one - of the four IV founders only Nathan Myhrvold remains in a hands-on role after Gorder exit. https://t.co/PtcAvGIPun

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22 Sep 2017
Nathan Myhrvold now the only IV founder with day-to-day, hands-on role at firm following Gorder exit

Intellectual Ventures founder Greg Gorder has left the firm, becoming the latest of the quartet of its founders to step away from the business, following Peter Detkin and Ed Jung. According to his bio, which remains on the IV website, Gorder left earlier this month and will now “focus on his family’s philanthropic activities”. Detkin stood down as vice chairman in January...

22 Sep 2017
Korea's new antitrust boss says he'll target patent abuse in the IoT realm

Over the past few years, South Korea’s antitrust regulator has been one of the toughest on issues of intellectual property. Now, the leader of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) says the body is about to start an inquest focused on how patents affect competition in the Internet of Things (IoT) or 5G space. KFTC chairman Kim Sang-jo mentioned the role of patents in IoT during an...

21 Sep 2017
Red Hat expands its pioneering patent promise to the open source community

Open source software business Red Hat this morning announced a big expansion of its patent promise - the 2002 commitment the company made not assert to its patents against free and open source software. The promise now extends to all of Red Hat’s patents and so offers further defensive cover to the open source community.   The new version, Red Hat states, covers more than...

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