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#Shelfies @IVInvents

“Selfie” might have been the Oxford Dictionaries designee for 2013’s word of the year, but at Intellectual Ventures (IV), we admit to being more partial to the rise of the “shelfie,” a photo of a favorite bookshelf shared on social media. Not to be confused with an April Fool’s joke, the #shelfie  has been referred to as the “ultimate antidote to the selfie” and first credited to the children’s book author Rick Riordan. So it’s probably no wonder then that a company with a place for everyone from paralegals to nuclear physicists has an equally eclectic taste in #shelfies. Here we review our five favorites at IV:

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Global Consensus on IP’s Role in Advancing Science & Tech

I recently attended the Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum in Kyoto, widely considered Asia's version of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Forum aims to create a global network that will advance science and technology for the benefit of humankind, and I was privileged to speak on a panel dedicated to the role of IP rights in this equation.

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IV Remembers Kenichi Fuse

This week at the IV Japan office we were saddened to learn that one of the most prolific inventors in our  global inventor network, Mr. Kenichi Fuse, passed away after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 65 years old.

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IV’s Masanobu Katoh Keynotes Fuji-Sankei IP Business Forum 2011

IV’s Executive Vice President and Head of Japan Masanobu Katoh was the keynote speaker at the Fuji-Sankei IP Business Forum 2011, held on June 27th in Tokyo, Japan. The audience of nearly 400 corporate planning and IP professionals from many of Japan’s leading manufacturers and law firms paid close attention as Katoh walked them through a description of recent trends in both the IT and the IP industries. Specifically, Katoh talked about how the term “IP” has come to have two significant meanings in “Internet Protocol” and “Intellectual Property.” Increasingly these two different worlds are converging, resulting in an environment where professionals who work in one or the other area increasingly need skills in both.

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Inventor Spotlight: Aya Seike, Electrical Engineering Expert

In our newest Inventor Spotlight, we introduce Aya Seike, an electrical engineering expert and visiting researcher at the Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

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Our perspective on events in Japan

Our work brings us into close collaboration with some of the foremost experts in the nuclear energy arena. At TerraPower, we are working to advance future designs, therefore we’re not directly involved in the current situation in Japan. We are, however, getting first-hand accounts about how the global nuclear industry is working together to resolve the situation. Because of the natural disaster and fast-changing circumstances at the plants, we won’t speculate on problems encountered at the facilities. However, in response to inquiries concerning TerraPower’s technology, the traveling wave technology is unlike any design built today. Visit the TerraPower post about the situation in Japan to learn more.

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