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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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Misleading Indicators (Part 2)

In my earlier post, Misleading Indicators, I asserted that relying on traditional economic indicators, such as GDP, may be sabotaging the development of thriving innovation economies.

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Misleading Indicators

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” That is the wisdom behind metrics like gross domestic product and other aggregate indicators that signal the health of national economies around the world. Policymakers and planners have used these numbers for decades to help them understand how to guide domestic economic growth.

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Creating an Innovation Ecosystem

Yesterday, following a panel on “Innovation, Dynamism and Entrepreneurship” at the Global Economic Symposium in Germany, Intellectual Ventures’ co-founder and CTO, Edward Jung, was interviewed about what it takes to create an innovation ecosystem.

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Silicon Valley or Demand Mountain? (Part 2)

In my earlier post, Silicon Valley or Demand Mountain? (Part 1) I argued that hubs of innovation are not always borne out of some intrinsic idea or exceptional culture, but are built instead on demand: specifically, state-sponsored demand. Smart governments have backed some of the biggest and riskiest waves of innovation by guaranteeing demand not only for technical solutions themselves, but for the steps along the way.

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Silicon Valley or Demand Mountain? (Part 1)

Everyone wants to know how to build the next Silicon Valley: an innovation hub that draws talent and capital, and that creates jobs, companies, and whole new industries. Developed-country governments scramble to subsidize technology that could be the Next Big Thing. Emerging-market policymakers hope that incentives like tax breaks and free land will induce innovators to settle and prosper there. But most of these well-meaning schemes are missing an essential ingredient: demand.

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Washington Invests in STEM

Washington State has cultivated some of the most advanced technology companies in the world, from Boeing to Microsoft. For our home state advantage to continue, investments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education must keep pace.

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Intellectual Ventures Hires Industry Leaders

In the first quarter of 2013, Intellectual Ventures brought on board two talented leaders to join our U.S. offices on both coasts. While each brings a unique set of skills, they share a passion for invention in common. Please join us in welcoming two of our newest hires, Russ Merbeth and Maurizio Vecchione.  

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News You Can Use

The month of May has brought some exciting and interesting news including a positive update on Seattle’s economy, the U.S. government’s plan to step into the digital age, and a new patent for…steak? Check out some articles that caught our eye in this month’s News You Can Use:

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IV On Hand as President Obama Signs America Invents Act into Law

This morning, IV executive vice president Loria Yeadon was on hand in Alexandria, VA as President Obama signed the America Invents Act, the landmark patent reform bill passed last week by Congress. Loria joined members of Congress, Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, and USPTO Director David Kappos as the President discussed how this new law will create an environment where invention in America can thrive. “We have always succeeded because we have been the most dynamic, innovative economy in the world. That has to be encouraged,” President Obama said in his remarks to the audience.

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