The hypocrisy is unbelievable: Google is a major investor in patent troll firm Intellectual Ventures. It looks like Google's a part of the very problem they're complaining about. Intellectual Ventures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures forced to reveal investors Amazon, Apple, Cisco, eBay, Microsoft, etc. are also investors but they are not acting like whiny babies and acting all high and mighty going around preaching about how patents are destroying innovation. Fact 1: ------- Google was willing to pay for $3-$4 billion for the same Nortel patents. Fact 2: ------- Google's page rank algorithm is patented. if you don't believe in patents then why the hell do you own patents? Fact 3: ------- Let me quote another commenter on another blog: "How many small and innovative companies has Google killed off by replicating what they do and making it available for free? Great way to keep the next Google from springing up." Message to Google: ------------------ You can use other people's technology, you just have to pay for them. You are being sued left and right not because there's some organized propaganda against you, it's because you STOLE from other companies.