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Notorious patent troll license enforcer Intellectual Ventures has fallen on hard times, it seems, with Bloomberg reporting mass layoffs at the company. According to this report, 20 per cent of the company's 700 staff will be looking for other non-practising entities to work for. That would mean between 130 and 140 of the …

  1. alwarming
    Trollface

    Call me a grave dancer.

    Because that's what I feel like doing.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I don't know why ...

    .. but sadness at this news seems to elude me ...

  3. Yes Me Silver badge

    Couldn't happen to a nastier company

    I'm sad that it's only 20% though.

  4. Decade
    Unhappy

    Hard times... for the lawyers

    The Bloomberg report of hard times, that is just speculation. Anybody else see that Humans Need Not Apply video? Jung is saying that IV has automated the lawyers out of a job.

  5. sniperpaddy
    Mushroom

    Schadenfreud

    SCHADENFREUD !!!!

    I so rarely get to use that word :)

    1. thomas k.
      Headmaster

      Re: Schadenfreud

      It's spelled schadenfreude.

      1. J__M__M

        Re: Schadenfreud

        But it's pronounced schadenfreud.

        1. VinceH
          Coat

          Re: Schadenfreud

          Yeah, but it's still spelt schadenfreude! :)

        2. Vic

          Re: Schadenfreud

          But it's pronounced schadenfreud.

          Not in German, it isn't...

          Vic.

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