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Behind the Breakthrough – Christy Barwick

October 08, 2015

Behind the Breakthrough – Christy Barwick

For this week’s Behind the Breakthrough, we’re profiling Christy Barwick, treasurer at Intellectual Ventures. Christy recently led the team that received Treasury Today’s Adam Smith Award for Best Financing Solution.

Nathan Myhrvold on Entrepreneurship and the Magic of Innovation

October 06, 2015

Nathan Myhrvold on Entrepreneurship and the Magic of Innovation

IV founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold was recently featured alongside other transformative figures in a Thought Economics piece devoted to the possibilities of entrepreneurship

October 01, 2015

From the Archives: The Evolution of Invention

Depending on your age, you’ve likely seen some of today’s most advanced technology in its infancy — a mere prototype of an idea born from zealous inventors. Remember these?

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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.

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.

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October 12, 2015

Profiles in IP Law—Cory Van Arsdale: Senior Vice President, Global Licensing, Intellectual Ventures

Cory Van Arsdale, senior vice president of Global Licensing, is profiled by the American Bar Association's IP law magazine, Landslide®.

October 08, 2015

Intellectual Ventures, Winner, Best Financing Solution

Intellectual Ventures was recently the recipient of Treasury Today’s Best Financing Solution award for its efforts to securitize its royalty cash flows – thefirst offering of its kind in the debt capital markets dedicated solely to the monetization of technology-related patent royalties.

October 06, 2015


IV founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold provides his thoughts on entrepreneurship, the characteristics of successful invention, and more alongside the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Sir James Dyson and other successful entrepreneurs.

October 01, 2015

China, U.S. invention firms collaborate for potential ‘technology incubator center’ in Seattle

Coverage of IV’s recent signing of a memorandum of understanding with Stratos Group and China’s Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology which aims to “promote technological commercialization and accompanying economic activity in Washington and Shenzhen, with a focus on clean technology and Areas of Exploration.”

October 01, 2015

In the driving seat

IV President and COO, Adriane Brown, discusses technology trends impacting automakers and the importance of a robust IP strategy.

This article first appeared in IAM issue 73, published by Globe Business Media Group – IP Division. To view the issue in full, visit

July 31, 2015

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Tested in Guinea Shows Promise, Report Says

Arktek, our passive vaccine storage device, is highlighted in a story by The New York Times' Sheri Fink on the initial results of a recent experimental Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea.

July 01, 2015

Exclusive Ideagen Blog Talk Radio Interview with Maurizio Vecchione

Maurizio Vecchione, Senior Vice President, Global Good and Research, on the mission of Global Good and the future of innovation for the developing world.

June 17, 2015

Time to Get Back to Business

Cory Van Arsdale, senior vice president of Global Licensing provides his thoughts on the state of the patent licensing market.

June 15, 2015

UCLA confers degrees on 7,700 new graduates

IV founder, CEO, and UCLA alumnus Nathan Myhrvold addressed the school's graduating class of 2015: "Success in life is not absence of failures.”

May 18, 2015

Myhrvold’s innovative vaccine storage

IV founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold sat down with CNN's Fareed Zakaria to discuss “innovation in action” and the evolution of the Arktek, the passive vaccine storage device invented at IV.

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September 30, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Files Infringement Complaints Against Vodafone In Germany

Today, Intellectual Ventures filed patent infringement complaints against Vodafone in Germany. The litigation involves seven patents relating to telecommunication technologies.

September 23, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Files Infringement Complaints Against Two Telecom Companies In Germany

Last Friday, Intellectual Ventures filed patent infringement complaints against Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica in Germany. The litigations involve nine patents relating to telecommunication technologies.

August 31, 2015

Intellectual Ventures Files Infringement Complaint Against Versicherungskammer Bayern

Today, Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement complaint against several companies of the Versicherungskammer Bayern group in the Regional Court of Munich I, Germany. The suit involves one patent relating to back-end server security technologies.

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