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200 Hertz Fellows Take Paper Planes to a Whole New Level…or Altitude

At the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Symposium held earlier this month in Maryland, “brilliant scientists took some time to be kids,” said John Villa, Director of Acquisitions at Intellectual Ventures. He attended the IV-sponsored symposium along with IV’s Philip Eckhoff, principal research scientist at the IV Lab; Patrick Ennis, global head of technology for IV’s Invention Development Fund; and Casey Tegreene, executive vice president of IV’s Invention Science Fund. 

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Announcing the 2012 Intellectual Ventures-Caltech Invention Competition Winners

In collaboration with our network of more than 3,000 inventors, Intellectual Ventures has been working with leading university-based inventors (both students and faculty) around the world for several years. We collaborate with these inventors on work in a variety of areas including materials science, medical devices, chemistry, software and hardware. As part of these efforts we have worked with the Caltech Office of Technology Transfer to sponsor an annual invention contest on campus. The Intellectual Ventures-Caltech invention contest provides cash prizes totaling $50,000 to the student inventions that best described a product or process, applied a technology in a new way, or demonstrated remarkable inventiveness. 

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IV Partners with Edith Cowan University on Invention Development

Yesterday we announced a strategic partnership with Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Perth, Australia, to collaborate on the development of inventions on a global scale. ECU, a leading Australian research university in the fields of Health and Wellness, Engineering and Sustainable Development, will gain access to IV’s unique technical, financial and legal expertise, and the organizations will work together to invest in and commercialise ECU’s discoveries.

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IV Partners with McMaster University

Today we announced a partnership with McMaster University, one of Canada’s leading research institutions. This agreement provides McMaster’s faculty members with access to IV’s unique technical, legal and financial expertise, and ultimately an efficient path to commercialize their inventions on a global scale. IV will also be able to invest in the groundbreaking work of McMaster faculty members in fields like next generation data centers, medical systems and sustainable chemistry. McMaster will retain ownership of the resulting patents, while IV will receive a license to monetize them.

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Top Australian Newspaper Explores Tech Transfer Office of IV Partner University

The influential Australian daily newspaper, The Australian, ran an article this week about how university tech transfer offices are starting to embrace social media tools to help them get their technologies in front of companies around the world. In the process, Australian universities have started to become more competitive with their peer institutions in the United States and Europe. One university highlighted for the article was IV partner University of New South Wales and its tech transfer office, NewSouth Innovations.

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China’s Emerging Role Apparent at ITT Beijing Conference

IV recently sponsored the 2011 International Technology Transfer Beijing Conference held April 14 and 15 at the Beijing International Hotel. The event was an impressive way to announce to the world that China is ready to participate fully in the international market for technology transfer and more than 1,200 attendees filled the halls and meeting rooms throughout the event.

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IV Partners with Caltech

Today we announced a partnership with one of the most prestigious research universities out there – Caltech.

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New Pathways to Commercialization for University Inventions

IV is based just outside of Seattle, Washington and has a lot of experience working with American companies, universities, and inventors. But something that is perhaps less known about IV is that we are also an international company. We have a network of offices and fantastic staff working with inventors, universities, and inventive companies in nine countries around the world.  Most recently, the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada entered into an agreement with us to work together on the development and commercialization of new inventions.

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