Intellectual Ventures is a privately-held invention investment company built on the premise that ideas are valuable. Similar to other investment capital companies, we operate a portfolio of funds—each invention related—designed to produce a financial return for our investors. We manage and grow our invention portfolios using distinct approaches, and each fund monetizes its patent assets through a variety of licensing and partnering programs.
Invention Investment Fund (IIF)
We invest in the acquisition of existing patents and enhance the value of pending applications.
- On average, 35,000 patent assets evaluated per year since 2003.
Invention Development Fund (IDF)
We partner with our global inventor network of individual inventors, universities, and research labs to identify areas of innovation that are commercially and socially important and collaboratively develop inventions in these areas.
- More than 4,000 inventors and 400 universities and institutions in IDF’s network.
- More than 10,000 invention disclosures since fund inception.
Invention Science Fund (ISF)
We invent and prosecute our own inventions in areas such as biotech, geo-engineering, and agriculture.
- More than 500 patent applications have been issued.
Roles Within the Ecosystem
Each fund has a function within our business model. Collectively, they guide how we operate in the invention marketplace.