Intellectual Ventures, founded by Nathan Myhrvold, former Microsoft Chief Technology filed three copyright violation lawsuit with nine companies in the security, chip markets and memory.
According to the report, one court case names as defendants Check Point Software Technologies, McAfee, Symantec, and Trend Micro and charges them of violating on four of its copyrights connected to antivirus and Internet security.
The next suit charges Elpida Memory and Hynix Semiconductor, creators of DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) and Flash memory, of violating among five and seven of its copyrights. And the ultimate suit charges that three creators of FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) logic chips–Altera, Lattice Semiconductor and Microsemi Corp., which lately purchase Actel– violated ahead among three and five copyrights.
The complaints were filed in federal court of Delaware.
Spokespersons for the security companies believed executives were evaluating or appearing into the complaint filed against them and therefore not capable to remark so far. Calls or e-mails to the other defendants were not right away going back.
A contentious company with abundance of muscle, Intellectual Ventures has a business model based on increasing or getting copyrights and then accrediting the technology to others. The company speaks in the lawsuits that it moves toward the defendants presenting to sell those licenses, but the firms refused.
The company is based in Bellevue, Wash., and was established in 2000 with an objective of spending in detection.