TechCrunch wrong on reform ), commented on 17 Sept 08 about the WSJ article on Intellectual Ventures and observed:
It is a virtuous cycle. Intellectual Ventures recently closed a $1.5 billion patent fund, and is now raising another $2.5 billion one. And copycat companies like RPX Corporation (headed up by a former Intellectual Ventures executive and backed by Kleiner Perkins and Charles River Ventures) are beginning to pop up.
But like I said: Don’t get mad at Myhrvold and his ilk for capitalizing on a broken patent system. Instead, we should fix the patent system so that it rewards invention over litigation.
Whether RPX is a copycat of Intellectual Ventures remains to be seen. Further, Intellectual Ventures, as a factual matter, has not litigated against anyone (yet).
See also the 16 Sept 08 post WSJ discusses Intellectual Ventures, Myhrvold