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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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Six Spooky Halloween Inventions

October 30, 2014

Six Spooky Halloween Inventions

While we’re usually devising inventions to solve big problems, ‘tis the season to let imaginations run wild. Take a look at a few inventors' more frightening and festive creations.

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Inventor Superhero: James Dyson

October 23, 2014

Inventor Superhero: James Dyson

Our latest inventor superhero embodies what it is to be a venturer. Unhappy with the status-quo, he spent five years and developed more than 5,000 prototypes in his quest to create the world’s first bagless vacuum.

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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."