Intellectual Ventures

The largest patent aggregator, currently holding around 40,000 patents.  Closely associated with co-founder Nathan Myhrvold.  IV is often viewed as a patent assertion entity, although much of its activities are conducted through spinoffs, and the company is at least nominally in the business of producing inventions in-house.  See our posts on Intellectual Ventures.

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