It’s no insignificant undertaking to create a new market from scratch. But since 2000, we’ve built a high level of interest and commitment from investors, government entities, businesses, academia, and inventors to grow a market solely focused on invention. This ecosystem is like nothing else in the world. And as technology disruption continues to evolve at a feverish pace, the market demand for new inventions only continues to grow as the economic and business value of patents is understood. IV has built our business model around this market that we continue to help thrive. And we continually look for ways that invention can remedy the challenges that our customers and the world face.
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IV invests in all stages of the invention pipeline. We build—bringing together industry-leading minds to develop inventions that change the world. We buy—selecting only the highest-quality assets for our portfolio. We partner with others to bring inventions to market.
Strengthening the value of the assets in our portfolios is to our investors’ and customers’ advantage. To date, we have successfully prosecuted more than 6,900 assets. This in-depth knowledge of our assets allows us to package them into products and solutions that can best serve the market.
IV makes a return on our investment by monetizing our inventions. We develop—entering into joint ventures and creating spinouts. We sell—divesting non-business-critical assets. We license—offering tech companies an efficient path to mitigating risk and establishing a competitive advantage.
Being the leader in the business of invention has its advantages. We’ve built a global network that allows us and our customers to tap into the knowledge of thousands of sources, including individual inventors, Fortune 500’s, government agencies, SMEs, and universities.