Patents! They’re a big deal. Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures depends on patents to make money, and they file a lot of ’em. So I asked him how he’d change the patent system.
It’s pretty simple, says Intellectual Ventures’ Nathan Myhrvold – lots more things being invented means lots more inventions that succeed.
A unit of Intellectual Ventures – the patent firm started by ex-Microsoft chief tech dude Nathan Myhrvold and funded partly by Bill Gates – called TerraPower is talking with Toshiba about using its nuclear reactor tech to build underground reactors.