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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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News You Can Use: The Value of Patents for Entrepreneurs and Academic Institutions

University spinouts and start-up companies that recognize the importance of capitalizing on intellectual property can be incredibly successful ventures. In this week’s News You Can Use, we’re highlighting stories about the value patents bring to both entrepreneurs and academic institutions.

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Kymeta Wins Manufacturing Award

Despite incredible advances in the last decade, satellite communications still frequently fail to deliver dependable Internet access, particularly while people are on the move - think planes, trains, boats, and automobiles. Historically, satellite communications required physical mechanisms to constantly steer an antenna in order to maintain a link with satellites. This is not a simple operation at a speed of 5 knots or 500 mph.

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Sustainable Invention

The world’s population is growing by roughly 200,000 people every day, in the midst of a massive global migration underway from the countryside to cities. With this much pressure on our food, water, and energy resources, Earth Day marks another important reminder of the massive investments in invention needed to make entire economies more sustainable.  

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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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A Year’s Horizon

As this year comes to a close, I want to take the opportunity to look back and recognize some of the extraordinary events and milestones from 2013. IV has had the opportunity over the last 12 months to demonstrate the power and value of invention across a wide range of industries by collaborating with companies involved in agriculture, environmental packaging, scanning, photonics, and more.

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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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It Starts with Invention

I’ve spoken quite a bit about the diversity of our company lately, and the last year has been a testament to that theme. We’ve continued to broaden our customer base, signing licenses with large multinationals like American Express, while also working with local innovators like Seattle Polymer to help our customers strengthen their competitive edge. 

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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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