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IV Settles Three Patent Infringement Actions with SK hynix and Elpida

When I joined Intellectual Ventures a few years ago, I began building a litigation team that would selectively enforce IV’s patents if and when it appeared to be our best path to achieving a license agreement with a particular company. As our CEO Nathan Myhrvold told me during my interview – and as he’s told the public for years – litigation is an inherently inefficient way to complete a business deal. Though I love my chosen profession and couldn’t be prouder of the excellent work done by my team at IV, I have to admit that I see Nathan’s point. It’s always been IV’s philosophy that signing license agreements, rather than heading to the courtroom, is the best way to do business.

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IV Signs Nanya Technology Corporation as Latest Customer

We just announced that Nanya Technology Corporation is our newest licensing customer, joining some of the world’s leading semiconductor memory companies among our growing list of customers, including Samsung and Micron. Today’s deal provides Nanya with a license to segments of IV’s extensive patent portfolio, which includes more than 35,000 assets in more than 50 technology sectors. As a result of the agreement, the current ITC dispute between the parties has been amicably resolved to their mutual benefit.

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Pantech Corporation Is Intellectual Ventures Newest Customer

We just announced our newest customer, Pantech, one of Korea’s top mobile handset makers. With this deal, Intellectual Ventures provides Pantech with a license to segments of our patent portfolio, which includes more than 35,000 IP assets in more than 50 technology areas.

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IV Welcomes Another Licensing Customer

This morning we added another major tech company to our roster of licensing customers. Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world’s leading inventors and producers of memory and semiconductor technologies, and it’s also the last remaining US-based manufacturer of DRAM (a type of memory for computers, video games and all sorts of electronic devices).

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