Part of Intellectual Ventures business model is to sell its patents or patent rights to aggressive patent trolls willing to take matters to court in exchange for a split on any potential profits. It’s a clever way for Intellectual Ventures to get paid for its patents without having to do any of the dirty work and legal heavy lifting…

Intellectual Ventures has long been criticized for operating an insane number of shell companies in order to hide its litigious and arguably disgraceful litigious bent. To wit, the company is rumored to be using over 1,000 shell companies in order to hide its patent trolling activities.

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