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Driving Toward an Efficient Market for Invention

Since 2003, Intellectual Ventures has completed more than 1,800 acquisition deals, and today we closed one of the largest and most complex acquisitions in our history.  A consortium of 12 technology companies, organized by IV and RPX, licensed and purchased a portfolio of digital imaging patents for more than $525 million from Kodak.

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Intellectual Ventures: Why the Patent System Needs Aggregators

As technologies converge and products become increasingly complex, there is a long tail of inventions that is becoming more difficult to manage. Patent aggregators like Intellectual Ventures will become more important to navigate the complexity and compensate the inventors.

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Asking the Right Questions

Ten years ago when my partners and I founded Intellectual Ventures, we submitted a thesis to the market. We said that we believe in the value of invention, and that by creating a liquid market for invention we can help drive innovation like never before. This was our dissertation to our investors, our prospective clients and our partners in the industry. 

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