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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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President Lincoln and the “Fire of Genius”

February 11, 2016

President Lincoln and the “Fire of Genius”

Today on the Insights blog, we profile the only president to ever hold a patent: President Lincoln.

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Lighting the Way: Lewis Howard Latimer

February 09, 2016

Lighting the Way: Lewis Howard Latimer

In honor of Black History Month and Thursday’s National Inventors’ Day, we're profiling Lewis Howard Latimer, a groundbreaking inventor and draftsman who made amazing strides on inventions that remain crucial to our everyday – like the light bulb.

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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."