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Kymeta’s Latest: Blazing a Trail Toward Total Connectivity

Stephen Hawking once remarked, “We are all now connected by the internet, like neurons in a giant brain.”

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Thirteen Must-Read Stories Featuring Inventions that Propel Us Forward

“It’s ingenuity that will make the difference between a bleak future and a bright one.” – Bill Gates

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News You Can Use: One Small Step for Man…

As founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold remarks, “Inventions are the foundation of all technology.” The stories we’re loving this month offer the inspiration for amazing achievements – as grand as putting a man on the moon 47 years ago – made possible through the power of the idea. Check out some of the links we’re loving from July.

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The Magic of Metamaterials – Kymeta’s Latest

Imagine the possibility of accessing online content from anywhere on Earth. Kymeta’s new mTenna® technology makes this one-time dream a reality. 

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Metamaterials Momentum: IV Spinout Kymeta

Nathan Myhrvold once described metamaterials as the closest thing to magic he’s ever seen. And if IV spinout Kymeta’s recent success is any measure, magic is something that the market can get behind. It’s been quite a year for the company, so we thought we’d take some time to highlight just a few of the ways Kymeta’s technology is making an impact.

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Echodyne Spins Out from Intellectual Ventures

If you’ve been following IV’s spin-out story, you know that one area of focus for our company has been around developing and commercializing metamaterials, which are artificial materials that can manipulate electromagnetic radiation in a variety of useful ways.

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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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More than Meets the Eye

Intellectual Ventures’ Metamaterials Commercialization Center (MCC) focuses on exploring and accelerating the commercialization of metamaterials technologies. For those of us who forgot to take post-graduate physics, metamaterials are synthetic materials that have properties that would be impossible in nature. Metamaterials can manipulate incoming electro-magnetic radiation, such as light or radio waves, to redirect it in a variety of potentially useful ways.

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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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Kymeta Partners with Inmarsat to Deliver In-Flight Broadband

Kymeta Corporation, Intellectual Ventures’ second spin-out company, has partnered with satellite communications provider Inmarsat to develop antennas that will connect business jets to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress high-speed satellite broadband network. The light-weight, flat-panel antennas use the metamaterials technology invented by IV inventors and developed at IV Lab before Kymeta was spun out in August 2012 to commercialize it.

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MIT Technology Review Honors IV Spin-out Kymeta

Kymeta Corporation, Intellectual Ventures’ second spin-out company, has been recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of 2013’s 50 Disruptive Companies. The publication’s annual list looks for companies that have demonstrated original and valuable technology and are bringing that technology to market at a significant scale. Kymeta is the only honoree this year for satellite communications technology.

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Dr. David R. Smith Joins IV to Commercialize Metamaterials Inventions

Intellectual Ventures has the world’s leading portfolio of metamaterials intellectual property thanks in part to work with pioneers in the field like Duke University’s Dr. David R. Smith and Imperial College’s Sir John Pendry. After almost a decade of development in this area, we launched a spin-out company – Kymeta Corporation – to commercialize the metamaterials satellite antenna designed and prototyped in our lab. While Kymeta marked an important step for our work, our pipeline of metamaterials inventions didn’t stop with satellite antennas.

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Catch Up on Your IV Reading

With a company as complex as ours, it’s not a surprise when we see news stories about the launch of our new spin-out company Kymeta, the successful conclusion of our litigation program in the memory industry and an op-ed by our CEO Nathan Myhrvold about funding innovation to solve the world’s biggest challenges – all within one month! If you’re behind on your IV news and looking to catch up on what we’ve been doing, check out the articles below and get up to speed.

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Introducing Kymeta

Today I’m excited to share that one of our great ideas has reached an important milestone. Kymeta, our second spin-out company, just closed its first round of funding with investments from Bill Gates, Liberty Global and Lux Capital. 

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News You Can Use

As the year draws to a close, we wanted to share some recent news from the scientific community which has grabbed the attention of folks at IV, including a piece from IV CEO Nathan Myhrvold and coverage of our own work in the field of metamaterials.

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IV reveals metamaterial-based satellite communications user terminal technology at Satellite 2011

On Wednesday, March 16, Russell Hannigan, director of business development at IV®, spoke about some of IV’s work in the metamaterials space and revealed for the first time a project to develop technology for a new kind of flat and thin antenna optimized for mobile broadband satellite communications, such as for boats, planes and other vehicles. Unlike all other competing products that require complicated motors to steer the antenna physically so that it remains locked on the satellite, IV’s Metamaterial Surface Antenna Technology (MSA-T) is designed to steer a radio frequency beam electronically. Eliminating the motors greatly simplifies the user terminal, leading potentially to an order of magnitude reduction in size, weight, power and cost.

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