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Lighting the Way: Lewis Howard Latimer

February 09, 2016

Lighting the Way: Lewis Howard Latimer

In honor of Black History Month and Thursday’s National Inventors’ Day, we're profiling Lewis Howard Latimer, a groundbreaking inventor and draftsman who made amazing strides on inventions that remain crucial to our everyday – like the light bulb.

February 04, 2016

Global Good and MobileODT Team Up to Prevent Cervical Cancer

In recognition of World Cancer Day, Global Good and biomedical technology startup MobileODT discuss a new partnership where they will develop a new version of the startup’s cervical cancer screening device.

The Hallowed Ground of African American Invention

February 02, 2016

The Hallowed Ground of African American Invention

In honor of Black History Month, we're highlighting the African American inventors who brought innovation and breakthroughs to several of the country's most historic locations – impacting and changing our world for the better.

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February 01, 2016

Rovi and Intellectual Ventures Collaborate on Exclusive OTT Partnership

Collaboration Brings Together Two World-Class Media and Entertainment Intellectual Property Portfolios

April 22, 2015

IV and China Vanke Celebrate Earth Day with Announcement of Sustainable Urban Development

Intellectual Ventures and China Vanke Co., Ltd. today announced their intent to partner on environmental inventions to advance the sustainability and quality of life of communities and cities.

April 02, 2015

Patent Properties, Inc. Signs Intellectual Ventures to List Patents with The United States Patent U

Patent Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: PPRO) announced today that Intellectual Ventures, a Seattle-based company devoted to the business of invention, has agreed to list several thousands of its patents with The United States Patent Utility (“Patent Utility”), a Big Data software-driven innovation service available to companies of all sizes operated by Patent Properties.

March 31, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Signs Shazam as Latest Licensing and IP-for-Defense™ Customer

Intellectual Ventures (IV) today announced a long-term licensing agreement with Shazam, creator of one of the world’s most popular mobile apps. The agreement provides Shazam with a license to IV’s patent portfolio of more than 40,000 intellectual property (IP) assets and access to IV’s IP-for-Defense™ program, a strategic defense tool for companies.

January 13, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Hires Mona Locke as SVP, Corporate Communications and Marketing

Intellectual Ventures has hired Mona Locke as its senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing.

December 19, 2014

Echodyne Announces $15 Million Series A Led by Bill Gates and Madrona Venture Group

Company spins out from Intellectual Ventures to bring metamaterials-based radar systems to market.

November 18, 2014

Leica Camera AG licenses Patent Portfolio of Intellectual Ventures

Leica Camera AG has licensed a patent portfolio of Intellectual Ventures to strengthen the existing intellectual property strategy and position of Leica Camera.

October 28, 2014

REFLX Labs Partners With Intellectual Ventures to Propel Innovation

Creator of Boogio Bionic Foot Sensors Enters Partnership With IV to Expand Innovation in Fitness, Gaming, Health and Entertainment Industries

October 23, 2014

Intellectual Ventures and Fuisz Media, Inc. Announce Long-term Intellectual Property Partnership

Fuisz Media Inc., the innovation leader in interactive video technology, is strengthening its existing intellectual property portfolio through a multi-faceted agreement with Intellectual Ventures.

September 22, 2014

Nestlé, Global Good partner to help East Africa small dairy farmers

Nestlé and Global Good, a collaboration between Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures, have announced Clinton Global Initiative Commitments to Action as part of a two-year partnership to improve the productivity and lives of smallholder dairy farmers in East Africa.

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February 04, 2016

Latin America Scrambles to Squash Zika-Spreading Mosquito

IV's photonic fence technology is cited in a globally syndicated story on the Zika outbreak as “one of many potential interventions in a broader strategy to address the virus."

December 11, 2015

13 Brilliant Women Innovators and Subject Matter Experts Corporations Should Keep Their Eye On

IV President and COO Adriane Brown was named to a list of “incredible women leaders you must get to know and pass along their names to current and future generations of aspiring women business rock stars.”

December 10, 2015

Exclusive Ideagen Interview With Dr. Nathan Myhrvold, Founder of Intellectual Ventures

IV founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold speaks with Ideagen’s George Sifakis on the role of invention in solving the world’s most difficult problems. In the piece, they discuss IV spinout TerraPower and IV’s role in engaging the Ebola crisis. Nathan also shares three things that have the potential to change the world: ideas, commitment and believing that nothing is impossible.

November 17, 2015

New technology development centre to prototype inventions from Singapore

Coverage of IV’s Invention Development Fund (IDF) and its recent investment in a new technology development center located in Singapore. The center enables IDF to prototype inventions from its 10,000+ member global invention network (IVIN) and translate them into valuable new products, businesses models, and spin-out or joint venture companies.

November 12, 2015

Unnatural Acts of Discovery and Invention

Nathan Myhrvold challenges British aristocrat Matt Ridley's view that government just gets in the way of the natural evolution of science and invention - that too much taxpayer money is spent on science, and that patents hinder progress.

November 11, 2015

Where Does Technological Innovation Come From?

Nathan Myhrvold and Matt Ridley debate the role of basic science, practical tinkering, patents and Nobel Prizes in the development of new technologies.

November 09, 2015

Patent Reform and CFO Considerations: Views from Google, Intellectual Ventures, ManyWorlds and RPX

IV founder Peter Detkin weighs in on patent reform and CFO considerations, including the importance of recognizing patents as a valuable strategic assets.

November 03, 2015

Exclusive Interview with Nathan Myhrvold

IV founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold explains the role of invention in solving the most difficult problems for the poorest people in the world, shares thoughts on how to manage teams of smart people to accomplish great things and discusses the value of failure in the game of invention.

October 20, 2015

Polymath Who Dreams Up More Contraptions Than Edison

Thomas Edison earned his last patent in 1933. By the end of his career he was an international celebrity with 1,084 utility patents to his name, the most ever for an American. Edison’s record stood until this year. On July 7, one Lowell Lincoln Wood Jr. received his 1,085th patent taking over as America's most prolific inventor. Just as remarkable, Wood has more than three thousand inventions awaiting perusal by the U.S. Patent Office. Yet Lowell Wood is a name you've likely never heard before and that's by design. It took Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance months before Wood would speak with him. Vance tells us his story.

October 12, 2015

Profiles in IP Law—Cory Van Arsdale: Senior Vice President, Global Licensing, Intellectual Ventures

Cory Van Arsdale, senior vice president of Global Licensing, is profiled by the American Bar Association's IP law magazine, Landslide®.

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January 28, 2016

Intellectual Ventures Files Additional Complaints In Germany

Earlier this week, Intellectual Ventures filed additional complaints against Deutsche Telecom, Telefonica and Vodafone in Germany.

September 30, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Files Infringement Complaints Against Vodafone In Germany

Today, Intellectual Ventures filed patent infringement complaints against Vodafone in Germany. The litigation involves seven patents relating to telecommunication technologies.

September 23, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Files Infringement Complaints Against Two Telecom Companies In Germany

Last Friday, Intellectual Ventures filed patent infringement complaints against Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica in Germany. The litigations involve nine patents relating to telecommunication technologies.

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A remarkable life of inventing: "Artur Fischer, Inventor With More Patents Than Edison, Dies at 96" via @nytimes

Feb 09

Why failure drives innovation

Feb 08

Honoring Lewis Latimer in light of #BlackHistoryMonth & #NationalInventorsDay:

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