glebovitz writes: "In case anyone missed the other Nokia news, on the same day they announced the sale of Qt to Digia, they also sold 500 patents to Vringo. Vringo, the video ring tone company, recently merged with patent portfolio company Innovate/project which includes Donald Stout, the founder of NTP on its board. Forbes refers to Stout as "a patent troll which milked Research In Motion for $612.5 million in a patent infringement settlement reached in 2006." As Forbes staff writer Eric Savitz writes in his article "Vringo decided to basically turn itself into a patent troll.""
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