Intellectual Ventures (IV) announced that it has signed a license agreement with Sharp Corporation (Sharp). The deal provides Sharp with a license to IV’s patent portfolio of more than 40,000 intellectual property (IP) assets in more than 50 technology areas.
IV provides a variety of solutions for companies looking to develop and enhance their intellectual property (IP) strategies and counts many of the world’s leading technology companies as customers and partners. Companies around the globe rely on IV to help them meet their strategic business needs and to provide guidance on developing and acquiring invention rights relevant to their product roadmaps. In addition to traditional IP licensing deals, companies can work with IV’s in-house inventors and its network of more than 4,000 inventors and its relationships with nearly 400 institutions, including many leading universities, around the world to help bridge the invention gap between the invention rights a company may already have and the invention rights a company may need.