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IV’s Founders and President Applaud TROL Act on Frivolous Demand Letters

July 29, 2014

IV’s Founders and President Applaud TROL Act on Frivolous Demand Letters

In a letter this week to lawmakers in Congress, the founders of Intellectual Ventures strongly endorsed legislation that would penalize those who threaten law-abiding businesses with frivolous and often fraudulent “demand letters” that allege patent infringement.

IV’s Favorite Inventions: Cipher Machines

July 28, 2014

IV’s Favorite Inventions: Cipher Machines

Several historical inventions line Intellectual Ventures' hallways. One of them is a T-52 cipher machine. What's that? Take a journey through the evolution of this extraordinary invention.

Who Inspires You to Innovate?

July 24, 2014

Who Inspires You to Innovate?

Whether you’re a lone inventor or working at an innovative company, you can find encouragement and support in the inventor community. To fuel your innovation inspiration, heed a few words of wisdom from inventors past and present.

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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.

April 03, 2014

Intellectual Ventures Announces Formation and Launch of CF Global Holdings, Inc.

Intellectual Ventures announces the launch and ongoing collaboration with CF Global Holdings, Inc., manufacturer of Coffee Flour, a new, sustainable food ingredient derived from coffee cherries.

January 08, 2014

Seiko Epson Corporation Enters into License Agreement with Intellectual Ventures

IV announced today that Seiko Epson Corporation now has access to IV's extensive patent portfolio of more than 40,000 IP assets.

September 24, 2013

Intellectual Ventures and ASI Semiconductor, Inc. Sign Patent License Agreement

Intellectual Ventures™ (IV®) and ASI Semiconductor, Inc. (ASI) announced today that the companies have entered into an intellectual property license agreement.

September 11, 2013

Nest Enters Into Patent Sale Agreement and License Agreement with Intellectual Ventures

Intellectual Ventures™ announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Nest Labs, Inc. (, granting non-exclusive rights to Intellectual Ventures’ large portfolio of patents through a license agreement.

August 29, 2013

Intellectual Ventures Spins Out Evolv to Commercialize Metamaterials Security Imaging Technology

IV’s third spin-out company launches with $11.8 million in funding and security imaging industry veteran

July 09, 2013

Global Good and AUCMA Partner to Commercialize Vaccine Storage Invention for Developing Countries

Global Good's first commercialization agreement will help strengthen and extend the vaccine supply chain in developing countries.

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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.

February 01, 2014

The 2014 Executive Excellence Awards: Russell L. Stein

IV's Chief Financial Officer Russ Stein was named Washington's CFO of the Year for 2014 by Seattle Business Magazine in its annual Executive Excellence Awards.

January 24, 2014

Intellectual Ventures’ Melissa Finocchio

Chelsea Allison of The Recorder recently sat down with Melissa Finocchio, vice president and chief litigation counsel for Intellectual Ventures, for this profile piece about her background and work at IV.

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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.

May 02, 2014

Intellectual Ventures Wins First Case against Canon in Delaware

Today a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware rendered a verdict finding two Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) image sensor patents valid and infringed by digital camera products of Canon Inc. and Canon USA.

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IV supports the TROL Act. Read the letter from our Founders and President on IVInsights:

Jul 29

A few interesting inventions make their homes in our hallways. Including this one from 1930...

Jul 29

What is the difference between school and real life? In school, you learn the lesson before the test. -Cary Champlin

Jul 28