Nathan sits down and discusses everything from patents to cooking to dinosaurs with the Slashdot community.
A hot issue in technology today is patents: who owns them, who's violating them, and which company will invent the next big gadget. Jeff Glor visited the central figure in the so-called patent wars.
Recently we invited GeekWire readers to tweet us photos of their “geekspaces” — the places where they really get in the zone. Writer and photographer Annie Laurie Malarkey, who takes pictures for our Geek of the Week feature, explained in the post that she was inspired by her past year of photographing smart people in their work environments, and she wanted to see more.
Nathan Myhrvold is back in the national spotlight again, but in a very different way this time.
Since cashing out of Microsoft, software genius Nathan Myhrvold has lived a nerd fantasy — digging up T. rexes, dabbling in Formula One, and creating a cooking bible only a mad scientist could love.
The mobile computing revolution and the latest waves of big consumer Web companies have put more muscle behind the patent wars in technology—from Steve Jobs declaring he would spend Apple dry to kill Android, to Yahoo reprising its role as IPO-eve litigant by hitting Facebook with a lawsuit.
Nathan Myhrvold has a model of a T-Rex dinosaur in his living room, thinks natural gas will not help reduce carbon emissions and believes that his company, Intellectual Ventures, is in the miracle business.
Nathan Myhrvold, the CEO of Intellectual Ventures, has become the face of patent litigation in the tech space. He told Fortune why his business is good.
A rocket scientist, a mathematician, a brain surgeon, and a lawyer walk into a room. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but at Intellectual Ventures it's something more serious—a business model.
The word “polymath” was invented for a man like Nathan Myhrvold, who earned a Ph.D. in theoretical physics by age 23, studied with Stephen Hawking, made millions as Microsoft’s chief technology officer, and has lectured on topics as diverse as barbecuing and paleontology. Today he’s best known as a founder of Intellectual Ventures, a scientific think tank working on solutions to the world’s thorniest problems—including global warming. NEWSWEEK’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with him about alternative energy and geoengineering.