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November 20, 2014

News You Can Use

In this week’s News You Can Use, we're highlighting stories about the relationship between entrepreneurship and innovation.

November 19, 2014

Inventor Superhero: Nikola Tesla

Inventors are doers, but first they are thinkers. Nikola Tesla thought long and hard about how to enhance the world we live in, and his inventions are still used today.

November 17, 2014

Watch: George Takei Visits IV Lab and Modernist Cuisine

To get a better picture of what’s happening within the wonderful world of invention, sometimes it’s nice to sit back and watch. View a few of our favorite videos highlighting innovation, science and research, and next-generation inventors.

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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.

September 16, 2014

Intellectual Ventures and Vivint Sign Patent Sale and Legal Defense Agreement

Intellectual Ventures announced that Vivint, a leading provider of smart home technology, has fortified its IP strategy by entering into a long-term partnership with IV, becoming a customer of IV’s IP for Defense program, and acquiring select patents from IV.

September 04, 2014

CollinsWoerman and Intellectual Ventures Announce Joint Venture Innovative Building Technologies

Seattle companies CollinsWoerman and Intellectual Ventures announce a joint venture to commercialize inventions for the global mid- and high-rise housing market.

June 30, 2014

Global Good partners with organizations in Africa to support local dairy farmers

Global Good today began the commercialization of an invention to help smallholder dairy farmers maximize the quality and quantity of milk they are able to sell. The invention—a container designed specifically for milk collection and transportation—will be manufactured in Africa and sold in eight countries across the continent.

June 25, 2014

Dr. Tim Londergan of Intellectual Ventures Appointed as CEO of Benemilk LTD

Dr. Tim Londergan has been appointed CEO of Benemilk Ltd effective 1 July 2014. Raisio and Intellectual Ventures intend to accelerate business development and licensing activities for the Benemilk invention.

June 03, 2014

Intellectual Ventures Announces License Agreement with Taiwan’s Asia Optical

Intellectual Ventures announced today that it has signed a license agreement with Asia Optical of Taiwan.

April 17, 2014

Intellectual Ventures Announces New Global Licensing Leadership

Intellectual Ventures today announced that for personal reasons Andy Elder has resigned his position as EVP of Global Licensing.

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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.

May 17, 2014

Intellectual Ventures on the side of the angels with new product launch

Joff Wild at IAM Magazine discusses the postive press coverage resulting from IV's recent launch of Coffee Flour.

May 14, 2014

Philip Eckhoff: Bytes to Fight Bites

Anna Azvolinsky at Princeton Alumni Weekly, sat down with Philip Eckoff, a principal research scientist at IV's Institute for Disease Modeling, and discussed his experience and work in malaria eradication.

May 13, 2014

Ex-Starbucks entrepreneur wants you to eat your coffee

Marc Gunther at The Guardian covered Coffee Flour, a local startup launched by Intellectual Ventures, turning unused coffee cherries into a high-protein flour.

April 22, 2014

Change Agents: Myhrvold’s many missions

USA Today's Marco della Cava interviewed IV's Founder and CEO, Nathan Myhrvold, about his career, interests, and passions. The article covers everything from his past work at Microsoft to dinosaurs and bio-terror.

April 09, 2014

Introducing Coffee Flour

Caroline Winter at Bloomberg Businessweek discusses Coffee Flour, a company launched by Intellectual Ventures, which  designed a new milling process to create flour from discarded coffee cherries.

April 03, 2014

Intellectual Ventures spins off new ‘Coffee Flour’ startup

GeekWire highlights Intellectual Ventures' efforts in launching Coffee Flour, a new company that manufactures a food ingredient made from discarded coffee cherries.

March 14, 2014

Improving The Battle Against Infectious Diseases

KUOW's Ross Reynolds spoke with Philip Eckhoff of Intellectual Ventures' Institute for Disease Modeling about using computer modeling to eradicate infectious diseases like malaria, polio, and HIV in the developing world.

March 11, 2014

Building a Better Milk Can

Heifer International, an organization dedicated to ending world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth, featured IV's Global Good Milking and Transportation System invention in the Spring 2014 issue of World Ark Magazine.

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August 21, 2014

Intellectual Ventures Files Infringement Complaints Against Three Insurance Companies

Today, Intellectual Ventures filed patent infringement complaints against Erie Indemnity, Old Republic, and Highmark in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

June 25, 2014

Intellectual Ventures Files Infringement Complaints Against Citibank and PNC

Today, Intellectual Ventures (IV) filed patent infringement complaints against Citibank in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and PNC in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

May 12, 2014

Delaware Court Delivers Mixed Verdict in Second Case against Canon

Today a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware returned a verdict finding two Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) graphical user interface patents valid, but not infringed, by digital camera products of Canon Inc. and Canon USA.

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Nov 24

100 Year Old Inventor Is Oldest to Obtain a US Patent: latimes.com/business/la-fi…

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