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Empowering Women through STEM During Women’s History Month

March 26, 2015

Empowering Women through STEM During Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, IV President and COO Adriane Brown recognizes the importance of women in STEM and the contributions of past, present, and future women inventors.

Intellectual Property for Growth | Startup “Yactraq” Leans on IV to Accelerate Growth

March 23, 2015

Intellectual Property for Growth | Startup “Yactraq” Leans on IV to Accelerate Growth

Cory Van Arsdale, senior vice president of global licensing at IV, on the company’s latest partnership with startup Yactraq.

Ebola’s Grim Reminder

March 18, 2015

Ebola’s Grim Reminder

Intellectual Ventures' CEO Nathan Myhrvold on IV's recent work on a number of outbreak- related projects to help combat Ebola.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Legal Updates | All Updates »

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.

January 20, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Files Second Infringement Action Against Old Republic

Today Intellectual Ventures (IV) filed actions for patent infringement against Old Republic subsidiaries BITCO and Great West Casualty in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas.

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