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International Governments Prioritize IP Development

Intellectual property development and protection is a global enterprise, and more and more countries are viewing IP as a critical asset to their economies. Global buy-in on the importance of IP is moving governments to incentivize inventors to find cutting-edge solutions to today’s most pressing challenges.

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Invention East-West

At Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) China office, we are proud to be at the forefront of open innovation between East and West. Our team in Beijing works every day to bring Chinese inventions to the world. We also work to bring great inventions from all over the world to China – which is often their largest market. We do this by finding great Chinese inventions, protecting them with strategic patent filings, and promoting commercialization, licensing, collaboration, and other projects in support of those inventions.

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Global Good Signs First Commercialization Agreement

Global Good announced today that we have partnered with AUCMA—a leading refrigeration company—to manufacture and distribute our vaccine storage invention in the developing world. This is the first such agreement for Global Good and, as my colleague Geoff Deane notes, this accomplishment marks a significant milestone for a project that began more than four years ago with the goal to help lifesaving vaccines reach children in developing countries. Thanks in large part to those years of dedication and ingenuity at IV Lab, we are now one step closer to realizing that goal.

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East Meets Us

There’s been a lot of concern about the recent slowdown in China’s economy. That concern is understandable, since a downturn in the world’s second largest economy could trigger problems for Europe, maybe even another global recession. But there’s one aspect of Chinese prosperity that the usual metrics don’t capture: Chinese intellectual property. 

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News You Can Use

It’s that time again. We have been paying close attention to the latest news surrounding IP, technology and innovation and wanted to share some of the highlights in this month’s edition of News You Can Use:

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Invented in China

For years China has acted as the assembly line of the world’s great ideas. Apple’s iPhone, invented and developed in Cupertino, is assembled in China. The same can be said for the great technolgies invented in Seattle by Microsoft and Amazon, or Nokia’s handsets conceived in Espoo, Finland. And while the names Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison carry weight around the globe, most Americans would be hard pressed to name a single famous Chinese inventor.

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IV Attends the 2011 Asia IP Exchange Conference

IV was one of the platinum sponsors for the 2011 Asia IP Exchange, held this past May 29 - 31 at the Sheraton Hotel in Hong Kong. The format is fairly new and novel for an IP conference.

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China’s Emerging Role Apparent at ITT Beijing Conference

IV recently sponsored the 2011 International Technology Transfer Beijing Conference held April 14 and 15 at the Beijing International Hotel. The event was an impressive way to announce to the world that China is ready to participate fully in the international market for technology transfer and more than 1,200 attendees filled the halls and meeting rooms throughout the event.

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Students of Invention: Edward Jung Visits Beijing’s Peking University

The lecture hall was standing-room only at Beijing’s Peking University as our co-founder and CTO Edward Jung spoke to 300 students about the importance of invention on March 10th. Several members of our IV-China office also couldn’t resist attending the lecture.

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