The most feared man in Silicon Valley? Summary: CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos asks Nathan Myhrvold, CEO and founder of Intellectual Ventures, on his status as a scary figure to some Silicon Valley companies. Myhrvold explains his ideas on patents. April 19, 2006 -- 19:13 GMT (12:13 PDT) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Patents, Legal Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.