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February 09, 2016
In honor of Black History Month and Thursday’s National Inventors’ Day, we're profiling Lewis Howard Latimer, a groundbreaking inventor and draftsman who made amazing strides on inventions that remain crucial to our everyday – like the light bulb.
February 04, 2016
In recognition of World Cancer Day, Global Good and biomedical technology startup MobileODT discuss a new partnership where they will develop a new version of the startup’s cervical cancer screening device.
February 02, 2016
In honor of Black History Month, we're highlighting the African American inventors who brought innovation and breakthroughs to several of the country's most historic locations – impacting and changing our world for the better.
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February 01, 2016
Collaboration Brings Together Two World-Class Media and Entertainment Intellectual Property Portfolios
April 22, 2015
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. (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 (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 has hired Mona Locke as its senior vice president of corporate communications and marketing.
December 19, 2014
Company spins out from Intellectual Ventures to bring metamaterials-based radar systems to market.
November 18, 2014
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
Creator of Boogio Bionic Foot Sensors Enters Partnership With IV to Expand Innovation in Fitness, Gaming, Health and Entertainment Industries
October 23, 2014
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 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.
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February 04, 2016
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."
December 11, 2015
IV President and COO Adriane Brown was named to a list of “incredible women leaders you must get to know and pass along their names to current and future generations of aspiring women business rock stars.”
December 10, 2015
IV founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold speaks with Ideagen’s George Sifakis on the role of invention in solving the world’s most difficult problems. In the piece, they discuss IV spinout TerraPower and IV’s role in engaging the Ebola crisis. Nathan also shares three things that have the potential to change the world: ideas, commitment and believing that nothing is impossible.
November 17, 2015
Coverage of IV’s Invention Development Fund (IDF) and its recent investment in a new technology development center located in Singapore. The center enables IDF to prototype inventions from its 10,000+ member global invention network (IVIN) and translate them into valuable new products, businesses models, and spin-out or joint venture companies.
November 12, 2015
Nathan Myhrvold challenges British aristocrat Matt Ridley's view that government just gets in the way of the natural evolution of science and invention - that too much taxpayer money is spent on science, and that patents hinder progress.
November 11, 2015
Nathan Myhrvold and Matt Ridley debate the role of basic science, practical tinkering, patents and Nobel Prizes in the development of new technologies.
November 09, 2015
IV founder Peter Detkin weighs in on patent reform and CFO considerations, including the importance of recognizing patents as a valuable strategic assets.
November 03, 2015
IV founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold explains the role of invention in solving the most difficult problems for the poorest people in the world, shares thoughts on how to manage teams of smart people to accomplish great things and discusses the value of failure in the game of invention.
October 20, 2015
Thomas Edison earned his last patent in 1933. By the end of his career he was an international celebrity with 1,084 utility patents to his name, the most ever for an American. Edison’s record stood until this year. On July 7, one Lowell Lincoln Wood Jr. received his 1,085th patent taking over as America's most prolific inventor. Just as remarkable, Wood has more than three thousand inventions awaiting perusal by the U.S. Patent Office. Yet Lowell Wood is a name you've likely never heard before and that's by design. It took Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance months before Wood would speak with him. Vance tells us his story.
October 12, 2015
Cory Van Arsdale, senior vice president of Global Licensing, is profiled by the American Bar Association's IP law magazine, Landslide®.