The patent paparazzi have arrived!
Silicon Valley gossip rag Valleywag got a nice picture of bratty Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg being chatted up by what it refers to as a "patent vampire" — Nathan Myhrvold, he of the ominous and secretive patent-hoarding company Intellectual Ventures.
Feared in Silicon Valley (and not just because his name sounds like he’s a Harry Potter villain), Myhrvold’s company has extracted huge licensing deals from tech companies, including this $120 million one from Intuit in May. So what’re Myhrvold and Zuckerberg up to, besides smiling and oddly sipping on Diet Cokes? We’re guessing that Myhvold has a few patents that the Zuckster's company infringes on …is he making an offer that the Facebook Kid can’t refuse?
— Zusha Elinson