Experts gathering to discuss intellectual-property theft say that a fix will require the application of economic sanctions, not just more technology.
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.
Sitting down with CNET Australia, Sir James Dyson shares his strongly held views on the importance of patents and intellectual property rights.
The president says intellectual property is country's "single greatest asset" and must be protected from piracy and counterfeiting.
A new law signed by the U.S. president on Monday creates a cabinet-level position to coordinate federal efforts to combat copyright infringement.
The Megaupload founder wins his case after a court finds that the warrants used to raid his home were illegal.
The two companies have signed a deal that gives Salesforce.com access to more than 40,000 patents.
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.
Legislation, which would create an "IP coordinator" in the White House, now awaits the president's signature after receiving bipartisan support in Congress.