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IV’s Best Nine of 2016: Nine Pictures Worth 9,000 Words

The first photograph made in a camera was taken in the 1820s. Because of the early photographic process, the image is difficult to view. In fact, at first glance, it can be hard to see the image at all. However, if viewed from a specific angle and in specific lighting, the image’s unique story comes to life. Almost 200 years later, this notion that an image has the power to capture a pivotal moment in time if taken and viewed in the right circumstances still holds true. Some images need context. Others require the photographer to zoom in, zoom out, or even change the angle of the camera, to tell the full story.

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Top 16 Invention Stories That Had You Talking in 2016

Transformative invention requires an element of idealism – calling on the dreamers, visionaries and optimists who imagine a better world. But truly life-changing invention demands more than just an imagination for a brighter future. There needs to be an element of pragmatism in invention – a trailblazer who creates an idea that bridges the gap between a vision for the distant future, and reality in the here and now. 

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Thirteen Must-Read Stories Featuring Inventions that Propel Us Forward

“It’s ingenuity that will make the difference between a bleak future and a bright one.” – Bill Gates

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in STEM with the Expanding Your Horizons Network

As IV President and COO Adriane Brown once said, “it is important to recognize that we as a company, a country, and as a world community must do better to encourage women to pursue educations and careers in STEM fields.” Intellectual Ventures is committed to adding more women voices to the world of invention. That’s why we have partnered with Expanding your Horizons Network (EYHN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing gateway STEM experiences to middle and high school girls that spark interest in STEM careers. 

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Colin McNelis, 17, Invents to Solve Your Problems

Ever had your phone charger bite the dust at the most inopportune moment? Tempted fate with a partial charge because you didn’t have enough time wait for a full battery? Colin McNelis has a solution for that – and he’s only 17.

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Igniting Curiosity in Discovery: Pacific Science Center and the Festival of the Fountains

As a company committed to fostering a culture of innovation, we’re always looking for ways to support that same enthusiasm throughout the communities in which we live, work and play. On July 22, 2016 a group from Intellectual Ventures (IV) joined in the celebration at the 50th annual Festival of the Fountains under the historic arches of the Pacific Science Center to do just that. 

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The Intellectual Ventures Story – In 2 Minutes and 12 Seconds

“Inventions are the foundation of all technology. Almost every invention required a passionate advocate. Someone who championed the idea. Because as long as people have been inventing, there’s been someone who has said, ah, it’ll never work!” Nathan Myhrvold, founder and CEO.

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Women’s History Month

In recognizing women’s history month, I commend the women who have sought out progress, whose inventions have changed and inspired the world. Women like Marie Curie, Grace Hopper, Mae Jemison and Emmy Noether are demonstrative of the vital contributions women have had on the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   

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News You Can Use: Intellectual Ventures in the News

It’s been a busy holiday season at IV. We opened our brand new state of the art Lab and announced the creation of the Technology Development Center in Singapore. All the while, we profiled some of the leading female STEM trailblazers, highlighted brilliant veteran inventors, and shared our 2015 Inventor’s Gift Guide.

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Reflecting on National Inventors’ Month

I’d like to reflect on the positive impact of inventors and their contributions to society now that National Inventors’ Month is officially over. Thomas Edison, though controversial, was our nation’s most prolific inventor with 1,093 patents to his name. A key to Edison’s success was his ability to harness the power of his team. He believed collaboration powers innovation and would often host midnight lunches with his “muckers” to share insights, brainstorm ideas, and build comradery amongst his diverse team.  

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WTIA Member Profile: Intellectual Ventures

The Washington Technology Industry Association visited IV recently to talk with IV President and COO Adriane Brown and others about the business of inventing and intellectual property.

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Game-Changing Times in the Transportation Industry

It’s an important time in the transportation industry as the consumer depends on technology to stay connected with their professional and social networks. This dependency is driving consumer electronics, connectivity, and information technologies rapidly to converge in automotive and other transportation industries. Automotive companies are finding the need to maintain access to a wide array of relevant patents, not traditionally available in the automotive space.

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Adriane Brown Awarded MIT’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award

Awarded annually to “students, alumni, staff, groups, and faculty who embody the spirit of Dr. King’s work,” Sloan Fellow and IV President and COO, Adriane Brown, was a recent recipient of the school’s Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award.

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Happy Holidays from Intellectual Ventures

As we head into the holidays, I wanted to take a moment to recognize all the inventors, customers, partners, and STEM supporters we have the opportunity to work with every day in our quest to drive the world’s invention economy forward.

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Watch: George Takei Visits IV Lab and Modernist Cuisine

To get a better picture of what’s happening within the wonderful world of invention, sometimes it’s nice to sit back and watch. View a few of our favorite videos highlighting the intellectual property business, science and research, and next-generation inventors. New this week: Actor and author George Takei chronicles his experience visiting Intellectual Ventures Laboratory and Modernist Cuisine's Cooking Lab.

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Inspiring Girls to Pursue STEM

“If you don’t give up on yourself, we won’t give up on you.” That was the message IV President and COO Adriane Brown stressed to girls in fourth through eighth grade at LaSalle-Backus Education Campus in Washington, D.C.

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Discovery Corps Students Go Behind the Scenes at IV

As a longtime supporter of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, we were pleased to play host recently to a group of Pacific Science Center (PSC) Discovery Corps students. Discovery Corps’ goal is to inspire young people with a lifelong interest in science, math and technology. To learn what it takes to work on the forefront of invention, we invited the students to tour IV’s Lab and visit with our president, COO and PSC board member, Adriane Brown. 

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Patently False

We’ve often wondered: If “patent trolls” and the “explosion” of lawsuits are strangling innovation as some critics claim, then why are the most blazingly innovative industries also the ones with the most new patents and lawsuits?

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Tesla Shows Patents Are a Necessity, Not a Luxury, for CEOs

The recent announcement by Elon Musk, the CEO of Telsa Motors, states that Tesla is making its patents freely available to anyone to use – this is great news! It could mean that other electric car companies will use Tesla’s inventions and increase the market share of electric cars in the automotive market.

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Reflecting on Invention

Many a driver has been warned to, “Drive safe and look out for ice on the road.” But what exactly is it that we are looking for? That infamous “black ice” sometimes seems to have a cloaking mechanism. Until now that is.

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WA Senators Highlight State Innovation

While our hunt for the world’s best inventors and inventions takes us around the globe, we often find some of the best ideas right in our back yard. With world-class research universities, a national laboratory, and a thriving start-up culture we are lucky to call Washington State home. We are also fortunate to be represented by members of Congress who understand the importance of innovation.

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Girls Bust Myths About STEM Jobs

“Has anyone ever told you that girls are not good at science, technology, engineering or math? By the time you leave today, I want you to bust this myth wide open.” This was the challenge that IV President and COO Adriane Brown tasked to hundreds of girls attending the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference in Seattle this spring.

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IV President Receives Achievement Award

Adriane Brown, Intellectual Venture’s President and COO, was honored last night by Legal Momentum with a Women of Achievement Award, celebrating the accomplishments of extraordinary women in business, law, and public service.

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Reaching For Our Limits

As National Mentorship Month comes to an end, I want to take this opportunity to express my support for the millions of people across the country who are mentors as well as encourage others to see the impact they can make by becoming a mentor. 

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A Year’s Horizon

As this year comes to a close, I want to take the opportunity to look back and recognize some of the extraordinary events and milestones from 2013. IV has had the opportunity over the last 12 months to demonstrate the power and value of invention across a wide range of industries by collaborating with companies involved in agriculture, environmental packaging, scanning, photonics, and more.

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Adriane Brown Honored Locally as a “Woman of Influence”

Adriane Brown, Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) President and COO, was recognized last night as one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2013 Women of Influence.    

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IV CEO and President Talk Shop

Interviews from both Intellectual Ventures’ CEO and President appeared within the last week on the topic of the patent market and invention economy. 

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Women's History Month

In recognizing women’s history month, I commend the women who have sought out progress, whose inventions have changed and inspired the world. Women like Marie Curie, Grace Hopper, Mae Jemison and Emmy Noether are demonstrative of the vital contributions women have had on the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   

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Invention Starts with STEM

Patents have been a hot topic lately in the news and in Washington, D.C., so it’s an opportune time as we celebrate National Inventor’s Day to step back and remember the people behind the patents. After all, each patent is more than just a legal document – it represents the hard work and ingenuity of some of our world’s brightest minds. Looking through the annals of invention history, though, it’s clear that society is missing out. There is no shortage of problems to solve through invention, but women are underrepresented in the effort. 

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It Starts with Invention

I’ve spoken quite a bit about the diversity of our company lately, and the last year has been a testament to that theme. We’ve continued to broaden our customer base, signing licenses with large multinationals like American Express, while also working with local innovators like Seattle Polymer to help our customers strengthen their competitive edge. 

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