A former TV producer and a former sculptor have teamed up with Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures -- widely rumored as a developing patent troll -- to "churn out" inventions for IV's portfolio. According to the Berkshire Eagle, so far, the Pittsfield, MA pair have developed
New ways for parents to control video game play.
A way to address the lack of drinkable water in many parts of Africa.
A device that stores and analyzes data and predicts outcomes for Major League Baseball teams. (Fein is a huge Red Sox fan. "I was never good enough to help them on the field, but this idea is a way I can help them win games.")
A new technology for more efficient harnessing of wind power.
Mhyrvold appears to be holding fast to his vision of developing a patent portfolio through working with inventors over the long term, rather than the
typical troll pattern of of simply acquiring patents for the sake of lawsuits.