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United States Leadership in Innovation: End of an Era?

The United States has consistently led the world in innovation with the U.S. patent system as a strong catalyst for breakthrough technology. This system has served and protected the American inventor, and has been the envy of the world for many years.

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Hannover Messe Recap: Innovating Beyond Borders

Intellectual Ventures was honored to represent the United States at the Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial-technology trade show. We’d been invited to exhibit there by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and we think we did the U.S. proud. We demonstrated technologies from three of our funds and hosted a reception that drew more than 500 people from many different countries and industries ranging from robotics to manufacturing and defense. 

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Showcasing the Power of Global Invention at Hannover Messe

Successful invention relies on a thriving global ecosystem for science and technology breakthroughs. At Intellectual Ventures, we’re proud to foster the vast infrastructure supporting the work of invention around the world. That’s why we’re heading to Germany later this month to demonstrate the value of an invention marketplace by showcasing some of the products we’ve created, our work with partner companies and the groundbreaking technology behind a few of our spinouts.

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News You Can Use: IP around the World

Intellectual Property (IP) underpins invention, innovation, and even economic growth. So it’s no wonder why virtually every country on Earth aims to promote an effective and flourishing IP strategy. In fact, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) boasts a membership of 188 countries who work together to create IP systems that enable innovation and creativity for the world’s benefit. This month’s News You Can Use highlights recent global IP developments, including cooperation between countries – sometimes half a planet apart.

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Invention is a Global Enterprise

Over the past several years, here in the U.S. we have engaged in an intense debate about how best to promote innovation – including, of course, perennial calls to upend our patent system. Whatever one thinks of the merits of these ideas, a striking aspect of the debate has been its lack of global perspective. And while it may be natural for Americans to focus on homegrown inventions, our national laws and their impact on our domestic economy, the fact is that invention today is a global enterprise.

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