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From the Archives: Inventor Superhero Nikola Tesla

July 28, 2015

From the Archives: Inventor Superhero Nikola Tesla

Throughout the next few months, we’ll be re-featuring some of our most popular posts. And, who better to kick off the series than Nikola Tesla?

News You Can Use: All Inventions Big and Small

July 23, 2015

News You Can Use: All Inventions Big and Small

This week’s news you can use celebrates a broad scope of inventions. From accidental inventions to the process of creating Big Science capabilities, new ideas are constantly changing how we perceive and understand the world.

Behind the Breakthrough: Tola Marts

July 21, 2015

Behind the Breakthrough: Tola Marts

This week’s Behind the Breakthrough profiles Tola Marts, an IV Engineering Manager in the Devices Platform Group (DPG), which designs and tests new products that improve global health and global development.

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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.

March 03, 2015

Lighting Science and Global Good to Develop Light-Based Alternatives to Pesticides

Lighting Science Group Corporation and Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good announced a research agreement to collaborate on the development of next-generation light technologies for pest control.

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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July 01, 2015

Exclusive Ideagen Blog Talk Radio Interview with Maurizio Vecchione

Maurizio Vecchione, Senior Vice President, Global Good and Research, on the mission of Global Good and the future of innovation for the developing world.

June 15, 2015

UCLA confers degrees on 7,700 new graduates

IV founder, CEO, and UCLA alumnus Nathan Myhrvold addressed the school's graduating class of 2015: "Success in life is not absence of failures.”

May 18, 2015

Myhrvold’s innovative vaccine storage

IV founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold sat down with CNN's Fareed Zakaria to discuss “innovation in action” and the evolution of the Arktek, the passive vaccine storage device invented at IV.

May 13, 2015

The most influential business executives of the past 35 years: No. 28 is the region’s Willy Wonka

IV founder and CEO Nathan Myrhvold is ranked no. 28 on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s list of the most influential business executives of the past 35 years.

May 13, 2015

Innovator Insights: Phyllis Turner-Brim

IV vice president and chief IP counsel Phyllis Turner-Brim provides her “Innovator Insights” to the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation.

April 21, 2015

Adriane Brown, SM ’91

IV President and COO, Adriane Brown, is profiled by her alma mater MIT and discusses her career and the importance of mentors.

March 02, 2015

Executive Q&A: Adriane Brown & the Idea Factory

Seattle Business magazine profiles IV President and COO, Adriane Brown.

March 01, 2015

Deal with Ford is potentially very good news for IV and also indicates patents are coming to the for

IAM’s Joff Wild on IV’s recent deal with Ford and the increasing importance of patents for the auto industry.

February 19, 2015

Metamaterials are Quietly Shaping the Future of Radar

Casey Tegreene, executive vice president of IV’s Invention Science Fund, discusses the IV’s investment in metamaterials and the potential of the technology.

January 26, 2015

Nathan Myhrvold, Myth Buster

IV CEO and founder, Nathan Myhrvold, is the subject of a trailblazing profile in The Economist's Intelligent Life magazine.

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July 08, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Files Infringement Complaint Against HCC Insurance Holdings

Today, Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement complaint against HCC Insurance Holdings and certain of its affiliates and subsidiaries in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

June 02, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Files Additional Complaints against Canon

Today, Intellectual Ventures filed two patent infringement complaints against Canon Inc. and Canon USA in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

May 19, 2015

Nikon Corporation Enters into an Agreement with Intellectual Ventures

Intellectual Ventures (IV) has signed an agreement with Nikon Corporation that resolves the pending litigation between the parties and where Nikon has obtained certain licensed rights to IV’s patent portfolio.

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