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Sep/08

"Tech Guru Riles the Industry By Seeking Huge Patent Fees"


WSJ.com: “Tech Guru Riles The Industry By Seeking Huge Patent Fees“:

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.

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