Summary: The world’s biggest patent troll, backed by Bill Gates and run by his close friend, gets a PR placement in the corporate press and Slashdot amplifies it
TWO of our readers have brought to our attention (in two of our IRC channels) this Intellectual Ventures whitewash that hit Slashdot on Friday. The original came from the Microsoft booster in CNET and it is merely corporate propaganda for Bill and Nathan, some of the world’s biggest enemies (and personal frieneds of each other, thriving and getting richer with common investments and lobbying). Groklaw found more news from the same area, namely Bellevue, promoting patents.
For those who are new to the above whitewash, our wiki pages ought to provide a good start (e.g. Gates Foundation). Due to the collapse of the Gates Watchers blogs, our future coverage of Gates’ abusive activities remains uncertain. We’ve been in touch with the Gates Watchers author. █