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Nathan Myhrvold Talks Tech with IEEE Spectrum

September 7, 2011

Last week, Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold spoke with IEEE Spectrum magazine, offering his insights on Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the growing importance of patents in the mobile phone industry. Nathan discussed not only the current “smartphone wars,” but also the convergence of technologies and “winner take most” culture in Silicon Valley that precipitated the explosive growth of the smartphone market: 

“We’re talking about phones that are going to be made by an Internet company, Google, or a computer company, Apple. It’s a crazy world that has brought those things together, and I think there’s no reason to believe that this is the end of it.”

Head to IEEE Spectrum online to listen to Nathan’s full interview, “What Happens in a Patent Arms Race?” 

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