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Kymeta Wins Manufacturing Award

Despite incredible advances in the last decade, satellite communications still frequently fail to deliver dependable Internet access, particularly while people are on the move - think planes, trains, boats, and automobiles. Historically, satellite communications required physical mechanisms to constantly steer an antenna in order to maintain a link with satellites. This is not a simple operation at a speed of 5 knots or 500 mph.

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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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IV CFO awarded for Executive Excellence

Russell L. Stein, Intellectual Ventures’ CFO, was honored last week by Seattle Business Magazine with a 2014 Executive Excellence Award, among fellow C-suite leaders who have played a vital role in the success of Washington State’s businesses and philanthropic organizations. 

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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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Intellectual Ventures Receives Deal of Distinction Award

Each year the Licensing Executives Society (LES) honors the best intellectual property business deals—big transactions in high technology, life sciences, and industry-university-government interface. We’re honored to be recognized with a Deal of Distinction Award in the High Technology Sector, along with Kodak and RPX Corporation, for our collective efforts to organize a $525 million digital imaging portfolio licensing deal to a consortium of licensees, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Samsung Electronics, and others.

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Kymeta Named a Top 50 Disruptive Company by CNBC

Kymeta Corporation, Intellectual Ventures’ second spin-out company, has been recognized by CNBC’s Squawk Box program as one of the fifty most disruptive private, venture-backed companies. Kymeta and the other companies on the list were selected due to the threat that they pose to the status quo across their industry, their potential for hyper growth, ability to replace incumbents, and other factors. 

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IV at the 2012 Intellectual Property Business Congress

It’s that time of year again. The end of June marks IV’s annual pilgrimage to the IP Business Congress (IPBC) event hosted by IP industry magazine Intellectual Asset Management (IAM). The IPBC is the industry’s largest and most well-attended event. This year’s attendance of more than 600 IP professionals exceeds last year’s and includes more technology companies and top-level executives than ever before.

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IV in the News

From advancing the awareness of STEM education in Washington, to discussing the latest high-profile patent deals on the national stage, this month has already been a busy one for IV and its executives. Here's a snapshot of June's highlights:

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IV in the News: Interviews with Adriane Brown and Nathan Myhrvold

Beyond their leadership roles at Intellectual Ventures, IV executives are often asked to share their personal insights in the realms of intellectual property, science and leadership. Recently, IV’s Nathan Myhrvold and Adriane Brown both spoke with members of the press on issues ranging from the evolution of patent licensing, to the role of mentorship in team building:

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Announcing the 2012 Intellectual Ventures-Caltech Invention Competition Winners

In collaboration with our network of more than 3,000 inventors, Intellectual Ventures has been working with leading university-based inventors (both students and faculty) around the world for several years. We collaborate with these inventors on work in a variety of areas including materials science, medical devices, chemistry, software and hardware. As part of these efforts we have worked with the Caltech Office of Technology Transfer to sponsor an annual invention contest on campus. The Intellectual Ventures-Caltech invention contest provides cash prizes totaling $50,000 to the student inventions that best described a product or process, applied a technology in a new way, or demonstrated remarkable inventiveness. 

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Six IV Execs Honored with Inclusion in IAM 250

All of us at IV know we work with brilliant people, but it’s always nice when the industry recognizes the talent we have within our walls. Leading industry publication IAM (Intellectual Asset Management) publishes their list of the top people in the IP industry each year. It’s called IAM 250 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists and it’s basically like being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, except instead of rocking out with electric guitars or killer drum sets, the honorees do impressive things with intellectual property. All the honorees had to be nominated multiple times by their peers in order to be considered and then pass further scrutiny by the judges before they were selected. This year, we’re lucky enough to have SIX of our executives selected for the IAM 250. Congratulations to them for being outstanding in the world of intellectual property!

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