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[News] Bill Gates Part of World's Latest Patent Trolling Firm

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Bill Gates, top Microsoft executives do some of their inventing on the side

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| Bill Gates and several of Microsoft’s top technologists are credited as 
| inventors in eight newly disclosed U.S. patent applications. That isn’t a 
| surprise. But here’s where it starts to get unusual: The applications weren’t 
| made on Microsoft’s behalf.    
| [...]
| Here's what we know: An entity called Searete LLC applied for the patents. 
| Searete is part of Intellectual Ventures LLC, the Bellevue-based invention 
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| house run by Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft’s former chief technology officer. 
| Myhrvold’s company has stirred controversy with its large patent hoard.   


Top Microsoft Execs Moonlighting For a Patent Bully

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| "TechFlash reports that Microsoft bigwigs like Craig Mundie and Bill Gates 
| (when he still worked there) have been secretly moonlighting at Intellectual 
| Ventures (IV), the 'patent extortion fund' run by Bill's pal Nathan Myhrvold. 
| A Microsoft spokesman confirmed that its technologists have been sitting in 
| on IV-sponsored 'innovation sessions,' where their pearls of wisdom were 
| captured and turned into patent applications for Searete, an IV shadow 
| corporate entity. And if all goes well, Searete will soon enjoy exclusive 
| rights to the fruit of the brainstorming, which includes processes ranging 
| from determining and rewarding 'influencers' to treating malaria, HIV, TB, 
| hepatitis, smallpox, and cancer."         


Bill Gates: from a thief to a troll. What a lowlife. His investments in Africa
(African oil [1,2]) hopefully don't kill /too/ many children. That would be

[1] Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Truth Revealed


[2] Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Truth Revealed Part 2

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