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News You Can Use: Don’t Just Think Big, Think Different

September 27, 2016

News You Can Use: Don’t Just Think Big, Think Different

Our favorite links this month tell stories of outside-the-box thinkers whose unique outlooks on complex problems led to life-changing solutions.

Our People: Adam Akullian

September 21, 2016

Our People: Adam Akullian

We met with Adam recently to discuss what brought him to IDM, his hopes for the future, and how collecting snails in China convinced him to pursue a Ph.D. in Epidemiology.

Trailblazing the Modern Computer Age in the 19th Century: Ada Lovelace

September 15, 2016

Trailblazing the Modern Computer Age in the 19th Century: Ada Lovelace

It turns out it was a visionary woman – Ada Lovelace – who was one of the first trailblazers to challenge previously held conceptions about computers’ limitations.

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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.

July 07, 2016

The Kuwait International Law School Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Intellectual Ventures

The Kuwait International Law School (“KILAW”) seeks to build an innovation center and an additional center for excellence in intellectual property for the investment in and development of a marketplace of ideas in Kuwait.

June 27, 2016

COPERNICO Collaborates with Global Inventions Leader Intellectual Ventures

Copernico announced today it has selected Intellectual Ventures, the leading private global innovation company, to support its member companies.

March 01, 2016

Global Good Inks Manufacturing, Distribution Deal with Worthington Industries

Deal makes AI ShieldTM globally available, increases impact of artificial insemination efforts and increases overall local market growth for cattle farmers.

February 01, 2016

Rovi and Intellectual Ventures Collaborate on Exclusive OTT Partnership

Collaboration Brings Together Two World-Class Media and Entertainment Intellectual Property Portfolios

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.

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.

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July 09, 2016

Metamaterials spinout Evolv demonstrated technology with the promise to prevent mass casualty events

Metamaterials spinout Evolv demonstrated its groundbreaking technology with the promise to prevent mass casualty events.

June 22, 2016

Edward Jung writes about China’s internet boom in MIT Technology Review

Edward Jung writes about China’s internet boom in MIT Technology Review.

June 15, 2016

Bloomberg Advantage: Myhrvold Sees AI Interesting for Investing

Nathan Myhrvold discusses the current invention environment and what he looks for before investing in technologies like artificial intelligence.

June 15, 2016

Nathan Myhrvold at Bloomberg Technology Conference: Building an Invention Marketplace (Video)

Nathan Myhrvold shares his thoughts on what it takes to be a good inventor at the Bloomberg Top Tech Conference, discusses the current invention environment and offers insight into what he looks for before investing in technologies like artificial intelligence.

June 01, 2016

Have no Fear [and other helpful suggestions from successful women]

IV President and COO Adriane Brown provides her thoughts on defying the odds and achieving success.

May 19, 2016

Can Bellevue’s Intellectual Ventures invent its way to redemption

IV Lab, Edward Jung and 3ric Johanson are highlighted in this Seattle PI article.

May 10, 2016

AI Technology To Become A Powerful Asset For Precision-Based Medicine

With the advancement and sophistication of modern technology, artificial intelligence has seamlessly coalesced into the field of medicine. In fact, AI technology has recently been viewed as an asset of precision medicine that can outmaneuver tough medical problems. Intellectual Ventures Laboratory's Autoscope is mentioned in this article.

February 25, 2016

Founder of invention capital company delivers lecture on University involvement in innovation

Key highlights from IV co-founder and CTO Edward Jung’s recent talk at Washington University’s Mindlin Lecture series.

February 04, 2016

Latin America Scrambles to Squash Zika-Spreading Mosquito

IV's photonic fence technology is cited in a globally syndicated story on the Zika outbreak as “one of many potential interventions in a broader strategy to address the virus."

February 02, 2016

Intellectual Ventures and Rovi join forces and tread a new path with reverse ‘privateering’ deal

IAM’s Jack Ellis reports on IV’s recent licensing deal with digital entertainment company Rovi. Under the agreement, Rovi will serve as the exclusive partner for IV, licensing the companies’ combined patent portfolio exclusively to OTT customers.

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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.

February 24, 2016

Intellectual Ventures Files Complaint Against Kemper Corporation

Yesterday, Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement complaint against Kemper Corporation and certain of its affiliates and subsidiaries in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

January 28, 2016

Intellectual Ventures Files Additional Complaints In Germany

Earlier this week, Intellectual Ventures filed additional complaints against Deutsche Telecom, Telefonica and Vodafone in Germany.

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