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News You Can Use: April Edition

April 28, 2016

News You Can Use: April Edition

It’s been a great month for news profiling inventors, inventions, mentorship and more. Check out some of the links we’re loving from April.

Join in the Celebration with World IP Day

April 26, 2016

Join in the Celebration with World IP Day

With the core belief that ideas are valuable and with a commitment to ensuring a thriving market for innovation, Intellectual Ventures is proud to take part in celebrating World Intellectual Property Day.

Behind the Breakthrough: Scenes From Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

April 21, 2016

Behind the Breakthrough: Scenes From Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

As we head off to Germany for the Hannover Messe trade fair, we’re offering a behind the scenes look at our state-of-the-art research Lab as it pursues breakthroughs.

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March 01, 2016

Global Good Inks Manufacturing, Distribution Deal with Worthington Industries

Deal makes AI ShieldTM globally available, increases impact of artificial insemination efforts and increases overall local market growth for cattle farmers.

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.

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February 25, 2016

Founder of invention capital company delivers lecture on University involvement in innovation

Key highlights from IV co-founder and CTO Edward Jung’s recent talk at Washington University’s Mindlin Lecture series.

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."

February 02, 2016

Intellectual Ventures and Rovi join forces and tread a new path with reverse ‘privateering’ deal

IAM’s Jack Ellis reports on IV’s recent licensing deal with digital entertainment company Rovi. Under the agreement, Rovi will serve as the exclusive partner for IV, licensing the companies’ combined patent portfolio exclusively to OTT customers.

February 01, 2016

As the United States Makes Innovation Harder, Companies Must Diversity

Remarks from IV co-founder and CTO Edward Jung at the December 2015 IP DealMakers Forum are featured. Of IV’s diversification strategy, he noted, “We’re going up to a run rate of about a dozen new company formations per year, so actually, we’ll produce more companies than many venture capitalists do.”

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.

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March 08, 2016

Intellectual Ventures Files Additional Infringement Complaints in Retail Industry

Today, Intellectual Ventures filed patent infringement complaints against J.Crew Group, Inc. and FTD Companies, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

February 24, 2016

Intellectual Ventures Files Complaint Against Kemper Corporation

Yesterday, Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement complaint against Kemper Corporation and certain of its affiliates and subsidiaries in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

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.

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