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News You Can Use – World Intellectual Property Day

May 01, 2015

News You Can Use – World Intellectual Property Day

In honor of World Intellectual Property Day, this week’s News You Can Use includes stories about intellectual property trends and accolades.

Funding Innovation for the Long Haul

April 28, 2015

Funding Innovation for the Long Haul

Last month, Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Bill Foster of Illinois introduced a bill that would fund basic science research at five federal agencies to the tune of $100 billion over the next decade.

A World Free of Malaria?

April 24, 2015

A World Free of Malaria?

In honor of World Malaria Day 2015, scroll through some of the malaria interventions used throughout history in the battle against this prevalent disease.

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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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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.

December 02, 2014

A New Milk Can For The Developing World, Funded By Bill Gates

Co.Exist investigates the challenges of milk production in the developing world and how the Mazzi container is helping small-scale dairly farmers improve milk quality and earn higher incomes.

September 04, 2014

Intellectual Ventures expands patent business into apartment construction…

Intellectual Ventures, the patent holding and technology development firm, is expanding its patent business into technology for housing construction through a new joint venture with the CollinsWoerman architectural firm.

August 08, 2014

Nathan Myhrvold loves the business of ideas

ZDNet's Heather Clancy interviewed IV's Founder and CEO, Nathan Myhrvold, about reinventing intellectual property protection, and creating a new framework for stimulating innovation across a very wide spectrum of disciplines.

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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.

February 06, 2015

Delaware Court Upholds Intellectual Ventures’ Patents against Symantec

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware returned a verdict finding all three of Intellectual Ventures’ software security patents valid. Two of the patents were also found to be infringed upon by Symantec’s anti-virus and internet security products.

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