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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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Super Bowl Science: Innovations That Shaped Modern Football

January 30, 2015

Super Bowl Science: Innovations That Shaped Modern Football

Take a look at some of the technologies, sciences, and discoveries that have helped evolve football through the years.

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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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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."