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Top Nine Invention Stories from March

March 29, 2017

Top Nine Invention Stories from March

March marks Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day celebrations around the world. At Intellectual Ventures, we commend the contributions of women to the field of invention, and work to support more women and girls to pursue careers in STEM.

Failing for Success: Alexander Graham Bell

March 22, 2017

Failing for Success: Alexander Graham Bell

March marks the quick succession of two important anniversaries in the life of Alexander Graham Bell and though we think of his invention as one that changed the course of history, success for Bell wasn’t always smooth.

Story Behind the Story: More on IV’s Photonic Fence with Arty Makagon

March 15, 2017

Story Behind the Story: More on IV’s Photonic Fence with Arty Makagon

Global Good’s Photonic Fence, or “insect-zapping laser” as described in a recent MIT Technology Review article, has extended the potential for lasers even further.

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July 12, 2017

GE, Global Good deal with Access Bio brings asymptomatic malaria rapid diagnostic tests to market.

Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good Fund and GE (NYSE: GE), have signed a licensing agreement with the diagnostics technology company Access Bio (KOSDAQ: 950130) to manufacture and distribute innovative diagnostic technologies that will help global health workers to more rapidly identify asymptomatic malaria in low-resource regions around the world.

March 16, 2017

Global Good and Biopromic Partner to Co-Develop Low-Cost Diagnostic to Detect Tuberculosis

The partnership will combine Global Good’s assay platform with Biopromic’s proprietary technologies in sample preparation and high-sensitivity antibodies to improve the accessibility of accurate TB testing in low- and middle-income countries.

February 16, 2017

Dominion Harbor Acquires Iconic Kodak Portfolio from Intellectual Ventures

Dominion Harbor Enterprises today announced the acquisition of over 1,000 patent families from Kodak’s iconic portfolio of patented technologies. This extensive portfolio has been acquired from Intellectual Ventures (IV).

February 02, 2017

On World Cancer Day, Global Good and QuantuMDx Partner to Combat Cervical Cancer

QuantuMDx Group announced an assay co-development and commercialization agreement with The Global Good Fund, managed by Intellectual Ventures, to develop a rapid, low-cost and mobile diagnostic test for the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV).

December 09, 2016

Intellectual Ventures Appoints Larry Froeber to Chief Financial Officer

Intellectual Ventures (IV) announces the promotion of senior vice president and deputy chief financial officer Larry Froeber to the chief financial officer role.

November 22, 2016

IV Announces Deal with Equitable IP Holdings

Intellectual Ventures (IV) announced the sale of a seminal portfolio of patents in the online gaming space to an affiliate of Equitable IP Holdings.

November 22, 2016

Global Good Fund, the Feinstein Institute and Sanguistat Announce New Bioelectronic Treatment Initia

The Global Good Fund, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Sanguistat, Inc, are partnering on clinical trials of the Neural Tourniquet to evaluate the efficacy of bioelectronic medicine in treating blood loss associated with postpartum hemorrhage.

November 14, 2016

IV and Dominion Harbor Group Announce Licensing Agreement

Intellectual Ventures (IV) announced the sale of fundamental networking and wireless assets to an affiliate of Dominion Harbor Group, an integrated patent advisory and monetization firm. Their purchase of this portfolio will enable access to an essential collection of intellectual property in the space.

October 24, 2016

Seattle Photonics Associates to Apply ISF Technology and Space Institute Grant Funding

Seattle Photonics Associates, a recent National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) grant recipient, is developing in-flight retinal imaging technology for possible use in space. The novel imaging technology builds on work supported by Intellectual Ventures’ Invention Science Fund.

August 17, 2016

The Global Good Fund, Indian Oil Corporation Sign Deal Making AI Shield™ Available Worldwide

The Global Good Fund, managed by Intellectual Ventures, has signed a five-year manufacturing and distribution agreement with the Cryogenics Business Group of Indian Oil Corporation (NSE: Indian Oil) for the AI (Artificial Insemination) Shield.

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June 26, 2017

The world needs this smart laser that kills every mosquito in sight

In the future, any mosquito that dares to get within a 328-foot range of you could be automatically destroyed in midair, thanks to a high-tech "Photonic Fence" developed by Seattle-based Intellectual Ventures Laboratory.

June 26, 2017

Forget Pesticides, Farmers Can Shoot Bad Bugs With Lasers

Intellectual Ventures' Photonic Fence intelligently targets and kills flying pests at a rate of 20 per second, leaving other friendly insects alone.

June 26, 2017

Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad insects

Intellectual Ventures' Photonic Fence will help farmers target specific pests, if a Department of Agriculture trial goes well.

June 23, 2017

This bug-zapper has laser-guided precision

Intellectual Ventures' fly swatter is able to discriminate between nice and nasty bugs.

June 16, 2017

Intellectual Ventures spinoff Pivotal raises $17M from Bill Gates, others

Intellectual Ventures spinout Pivotal Commware announces a $17 million funding round Friday, led by The Thermo Companies and DIG Investment, with participation from Microsoft co-founder Gates, Lux Capital and real estate investor Barry Sternlicht.

June 16, 2017

Intellectual Ventures spinout raises $17 million from Bill Gates, others

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures spinout Pivotal Commware raised $17 million from investors including Bill Gates, satellite company Globalstar's majority owner and the family office of real estate mogul Barry Sternlicht.

June 16, 2017

Holographic beam-forming antenna startup Pivotal Commware raises $17M from Bill Gates and others

Pivotal is one of four metamaterials-based ventures that have been spun out from Intellectual Ventures, a technology incubator that's also based in Bellevue. The others are Kymeta, which focuses on flat-panel satellite antennas; Echodyne, which builds radar systems suited for drones and connected cars; and Evolv, which is working on security scanning applications.

June 13, 2017

Kymeta names e3 Systems as exclusive distributor of satellite antennas for yachts

Intellectual Ventures spinout Kymeta says a Spanish company known as e3 Systems will be its exclusive global distribution partner for flat-panel satellite antennas designed for the yacht market.

June 07, 2017

Washington governor signs executive order to support autonomous vehicle development

Washington State's Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order that encourages pilot tests of autonomous vehicles on Washington roads and establishes a working group to help ensure AV developers are supported by the state. The order was signed at Bellevue-based startup Echodyne, which is developing advanced radar systems that could be used in AVs and drones.

June 04, 2017

Intellectual Ventures, Cross-country Stunners

At this year's Intellectual Ventures technology expo on Capitol Hill, visitors can see a scale model of a traveling wave nuclear reactor; a photonic fence (a virtual fence that detects and destroys insects with a laser by zapping them as they cross its plane), and a vaccine storage system that allows remote clinics to store life-saving vaccines for up to a month without electricity.

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November 15, 2016

Intellectual Ventures Files Patent Infringement Complaint against SFR

Today, Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement complaint against Société Française du Radiotéléphone – SFR before the Paris District Court.

October 13, 2016

Intellectual Ventures Files Patent Infringement Complaint against FedEx

Intellectual Ventures filed patent infringement complaints against FedEx and certain of its affiliates and subsidiaries in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

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.

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