Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. Since leaving the company in 1983, he has whittled his 28 percent stake to less than 2 percent, collecting more than $20 billion along the way. The proceeds have been reinvested through his investment company, Vulcan, which has holdings in energy, entertainment, cable, real estate and technology.
Paul G. Allen’s claims that 11 companies including Google Inc. and Apple Inc. infringed his business’s online-shopping technology will remain on hold while the U.S. government reviews the quality of the patents, a judge ruled.
Billionaire Paul G. Allen ’s research business awoke from a decade-long slumber to seek compensation from 11 companies including Google Inc. and Apple Inc. for its “groundbreaking” contributions to the Internet economy.
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft Corp. with Bill Gates, will fund a survey of the number of elephants in Africa to help combat poaching that is claiming the life of one of the pachyderms every 15 minutes.
The U.S. Supreme Court held oral argument yesterday on a dispute arising from the long-completed reorganization of Johns Manville Corp. How the justices rule will determine whether the power of bankruptcy judges will be curtailed in blocking lawsuits against third parties not in bankruptcy.