In Pictures: Tech's greatest flip-floppers - When...
Bill Gates on software patents, 2008
Since 2008, in between his humanitarian ventures, Gates has been lending his name to patents for Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures, a company that many have accused of straight-up patent trolling, since it has no intention of ever manufacturing any of the ideas it "invents." Among Gates's more recent legally protected brainstorms: a device that creates images and movies based on text.
In Pictures: Tech's greatest flip-floppers - When big shots change their tunes