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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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Patently False

July 10, 2014

Patently False

We’ve often wondered: If “patent trolls” and the “explosion” of lawsuits are strangling innovation as some critics claim, then why are the most blazingly innovative industries also the ones with the most new patents and lawsuits?

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Staff Spotlight: IV Patent Acquisitions

July 09, 2014

Staff Spotlight: IV Patent Acquisitions

We asked IV's Troy Niehaus how a 22-year career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and a decade of coaching baseball and softball has helped shape his search across a huge range of technologies to find and purchase the next-generation of inventions.

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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

Vincenzo Casasanta

 

Vincenzo Casasanta

"My partnership with Intellectual Ventures allows me to focus on being creative and inventive. I spend a lot more time now on what I consider to be the innovation process."