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Firm Files Patent Suit Against Security Players

An intellectual property company headed by Nathan Myhrvold, who previously served as CTO and chief strategy officer with Microsoft, has filed three patent-infringement lawsuits against nine technology companies, including four of the biggest names in security software.

Intellectual Ventures is alleging that the companies infringed on four of its security-related patents, as well as patents covering dynamic random access memory and field-programmable gate arrays. eSecurity Planet has the story.


Intellectual Ventures (IV), an intellectual property development and licensing firm headed by Microsoft's former CTO and chief strategy officer, Nathan Myhrvold, filed three patent lawsuits against nine technology firms on Wednesday.

The company said it filed suit against four software security companies – Check Point Software, McAfee, Symantec, and Trend Micro – as well as another five technology firms, according to the court filing. Other technology areas where the firm claims its patents are being infringed are dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA).

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Intellectual Ventures Sues Over Security Patents