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News You Can Use: Universities Investing in Invention

Universities are innovation powerhouses. Armed with some of the world’s brightest minds—and with direct access to the next generation of scientists and technologists—they’re able to focus talent to develop solutions to a broad scope of challenges. 

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Looking Back on 2013: The Marketplace for Invention Comes of Age

As we close the books on 2013, we look back on a remarkable year in which the modern marketplace for invention – a market we helped pioneer – really began to come into its own.   

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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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IV Collaborates on New Pelvic Fracture Surgery with Top Canadian Research Organizations

Around this time last year I was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that left me in the hospital with multiple broken bones, including a severely fractured pelvis. I was lucky to have one of the world’s best surgeons treat my injuries, spent long hours in rehabilitation, and fortunately recovered from  the accident much faster than initially expected. Regrettably, many others who suffer this injury are not so lucky—the mortality rate associated with severe pelvic fractures can be as high as 60%.

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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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McGill University and Intellectual Ventures Partner on New Inventions

Today we announced that McGill University of Canada has become the latest member of the Intellectual Ventures Global Invention Network, expanding our network of over 3,000 inventors at more than 400 institutions worldwide. Many of these institutions are among the most prestigious centers of learning around the world, including China's Peking UniversityCalifornia Institute of Technology, India's IIT Bombay, Australia's University of New South Wales, Japan's Kyushu University, and Israel's University of Haifa

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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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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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IV Partners with Caltech

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

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TerraPower Engineers visit with OSU Students & Faculty

In early March, TerraPower engineers Josh Walter and Chal Davidson visited  with faculty, students and research staff at Oregon State University, Department of Nuclear Engineering in Corvallis, OR.  Watch as Josh and Chal explain TerraPower’s intention to design a Traveling Wave Reactor (TWR) that would improve upon the current generation of nuclear plants, field audience questions and discuss ideas behind TWRs and the implications of a TWR fleet. 

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Students of Invention: Edward Jung Visits Beijing’s Peking University

The lecture hall was standing-room only at Beijing’s Peking University as our co-founder and CTO Edward Jung spoke to 300 students about the importance of invention on March 10th. Several members of our IV-China office also couldn’t resist attending the lecture.

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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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The Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic

The University of Pennsylvania Law School today announced the creation of the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic. The clinic was made possible by a generous gift from Intellectual Ventures Founder and Vice Chairman Peter Detkin, who is an alumnus of both Penn Law and the Penn School of Engineering and Applied Science, and is on the Penn Engineering Board of Overseers. The clinic will provide a hands-on, practical experience with the technological, legal and business aspects of commercializing innovation.

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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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A look inside the partnership between University of New South Wales and Intellectual Ventures

Just this past spring, IV partnered with New South Innovations (NSi), the group responsible for commercializing research and technologies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. IV and NSi’s agreement provides financial incentives to UNSW researchers for submitting new invention ideas. We are excited about this partnership – and so is the team at NSi.

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