The jury deciding Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.’s $2 billion patent-infringement case asked the judge for additional evidence about whether Google Inc. was mentioned when Steve Jobs, the iPhone maker’s co- founder, decided to sue.
“ Modernist Cuisine ” is six volumes long, runs 2,400 pages and weighs more than 18 kilograms (40 pounds). The cover price is $625 and it’s sold out on Amazon , where outside suppliers ask as much as $1,875.
Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Trish Regan visits Nathan Myhrvold, founder of Intellectual Ventures, and a semi-professional chef with a penchant for experimenting in the kitchen. Myhrvold appears as a part of Bloomberg Pursuits, airing on Monday, October 15 at 9PM on Bloomberg Television. (Source: Bloomberg)
Patents rarely make headlines, but they did this month when Nortel Networks Corp., the defunct Canadian telecommunications giant, auctioned off its patent portfolio and drew an astonishing winning bid of $4.5 billion from a group of companies that includes both Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
Intellectual Ventures Inc., the company started by former Microsoft Corp. chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, wants to shift its image from patent troll to innovation facilitator, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported.
While Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates these days is more often seen engaged in philanthropic activities through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he still dons his inventor cap from time to time.
One reason “dismal science” aptly describes economics is that it so often winds up in a zero-sum trade-off of diminishing returns. That gets depressing when the global economy is in a sorry state, as it is now.