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Next Gen Inventing: StudentRND and CodeDay

May 21, 2015

Next Gen Inventing: StudentRND and CodeDay

IV proudly sponsors StudentRND’s upcoming CodeDay, a fantastic event that brings together coders of all experience levels to form teams to work on new ideas.

Behind the Breakthrough: Phyllis Turner-Brim

May 19, 2015

Behind the Breakthrough: Phyllis Turner-Brim

This week’s Behind the Breakthrough features IV’s outstanding Chief IP Counsel and Vice President, Phyllis Turner-Brim.

Celebrating National Inventors’ Month with Insights from Behind the Breakthrough

May 14, 2015

Celebrating National Inventors’ Month with Insights from Behind the Breakthrough

In honor of National Inventors' Month, we take a look back at a handful of Behind the Breakthrough conversations and the inventions that sparked those discussions.

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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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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 malma MIT and discusses her carreer 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.

January 13, 2015

Pablos Holman Wants You to Break Your Gadgets

Pablos Holman, an inventor, hacker, and resident futurist at Intellectual Ventures, gets his ideas from breaking things into little pieces. In a Q-and-A with Popular Science, he explains why more people should spend time taking computers and other gadgets apart—and invent new uses for their technologies.

December 18, 2014

Bill Gates, Madrona fund radar startup Echodyne

Echodyne, IV’s third metamaterials spin-out and fourth overall, announced the company has formally spun-out and that they’ve closed an initial $15 million funding round led by Bill Gates and Madrona Venture Group.

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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.

March 30, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Wins First Case against Motorola

A jury in Delaware handed Intellectual Ventures (IV) a win in its second trial against Motorola Mobility.

March 25, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Patent Upheld in First Case against Motorola

Today a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware returned a verdict finding one of two Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) software patents valid and infringed by Motorola Mobility Inc.

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May 21

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