intellectual property en Bellevue-Based Intellectual Ventures Now Targeting Financial Firms <p>After numerous high-profile lawsuits against tech companies, a Bellevue-based patent company is now setting its sights on the financial industry.</p><p>On Tuesday, Intellectual Ventures announced it has filed lawsuits against two banks, JP Morgan Chase and Fifth Third Bank, for patent infringement. This is Intellectual Ventures’ second round of lawsuits targeting financial firms in the past week. On May 29, the company filed suit against First National Bank of Omaha and PNC. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:26:08 +0000 Deborah Wang 14334 at Bellevue-Based Intellectual Ventures Now Targeting Financial Firms The New Freelance Economy <p></p><p>Up to one-third&nbsp;of working adults in the United States are independent contractors. Do you have what it takes to make it on your own? <a href="">Freelancers Union</a>&nbsp;founder Sara Horowitz joins us to talk about how independent workers are changing the national job landscape and what you need to know before joining the ranks of the self-employed.</p><p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 4273 at The New Freelance Economy