Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Needs 'VP of Global Good'

August 8, 2012 -

If you want to know what it might be like to work for the dark side, then this job doing charity work for Intellectual Ventures as its "VP of Global Good" might be right up your alley. The company that is best known as a super powered patent troll is seeking someone to be in charge of doing charity work for the company from its dark citadel in Seattle. The person that takes on this job would lead a team that would "develop and deploy inventions to save lives" in the developing world.

Intellectual Ventures is best known for buying patent rights and then suing technology companies. First they make a friendly offer to companies asking them to become investment partners in its investment fund. If they refuse then the company simply sues them through various shell companies it has set up... like Lodsys, who is suing a number of app developers for using a method for in-game micro-transactions inside its products.

I'd imagine even a serial killer has given a kitten a pet or two at least one time in his or her life...

Source: GIGA OM

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