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We believe that ideas are valuable. Everything that we do — whether 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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It’s What’s Inside That Counts: the Arktek Revealed

January 18, 2017

It’s What’s Inside That Counts: the Arktek Revealed

The Instrument Shop at IV Lab is our go-to spot for developing ideas, using everything from 3D printing to welding, water jet and laser cutting. But we also use our high-tech tools post idea-development – when we want to show the outside world an inside view of the technology we’ve created.

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Happy Birthday to The Explorer Who Knows No Bounds

January 11, 2017

Happy Birthday to The Explorer Who Knows No Bounds

This week we celebrate the 75th birthday of a scientist who fundamentally changed how we think about the universe and has become an emblem of intellectual curiosity for scientists, thinkers and innovators alike.

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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."