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We believe that ideas are valuable. Everything that we do—whether partnering with our worldwide network of 4,000 inventors, purchasing patents from individuals and businesses, or creating our own inventions—is aligned to building and growing an invention marketplace. Learn more about us.

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The Myth Buster

January 26, 2015

The Myth Buster

IV CEO and founder, Nathan Myhrvold, is the subject of a trailblazing profile in The Economist's Intelligent Life magazine.

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Brain Tumors Beware

January 22, 2015

Brain Tumors Beware

Diagnosing a brain tumor sounds like a daunting task better left to the professionals. But for young scientist Elle Loughran, it simply sounds like an opportunity for invention.

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Think Again: What Is Invention?

 

Think Again: What Is Invention?

At Intellectual Ventures, we believe invention sparks progress and inspires the inquisitive, spurring the bold and brave to explore uncharted territory in the pursuit of a better tomorrow.

Inventor Spotlight

Merja Holma

 

Merja Holma

Learn how Merja invented a cattle feed supplement that's revolutionizing the dairy industry. "The brainstorming sessions with IV are very productive. It has been very fruitful to discuss with other scientists from other areas."