Dubbed a "patent troll" by some, Intellectual Ventures has built up a massive war chest of patents with help from big tech firms. Apple and Intel apparently did not join this funding round, though, according to Reuters.
Federal judge's decision comes after the jury was unable to reach a verdict on whether Motorola Mobility infringed on the patent-holding company's portfolio.
Intellectual Ventures claims Google's Motorola unit violates its patents, while the search company says its opponent builds no products and uses its patent portfolio for financial gain.
The newly announced patent sales agreement and license agreement between Nest and Intellectual Ventures tells us this smart thermostat creator is no shrinking violet.
The company recently closed an investment round worth $11.8 million, thanks to help from Bill Gates and Lux Capital, among others.
This window, and the scientists who peered through it, witnessed work that changed the history of our planet. Now it can be yours for about $200,000.
The gaming-video source scored an original animated series with comic idols and serious insider cred. New CEO Chad Gutstein talks about his first big programming deal and site's new reality.
IV launches another lawsuit against Google-owned Motorola Mobility over patents, the latest in series of lawsuits in recent months.
The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.
Thousands of euros are pouring in for a camera project to give digital-video folks an alternative to the power and control of big names like Sony and Canon. It'll be tough, but the timing couldn't be better.