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Meet IV: Kelly Roche

June 26, 2018

Meet IV: Kelly Roche

Patent licensing—from initial conversations with a customer to actually closing a deal—can be an immensely complex, delicate and lengthy process. “It’s on the order of magnitude of years, not months, that we get deals done,” says Kelly Roche.

Founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold Upends Asteroid Assumptions in New Study

June 14, 2018

Founder and CEO Nathan Myhrvold Upends Asteroid Assumptions in New Study

In a new study published in the journal Icarus, Nathan argues that astronomers don’t have as good a handle on the size and other physical characteristics of asteroids as they previously thought.

Meet IV: Helen Hsieh

May 22, 2018

Meet IV: Helen Hsieh

In addition to its impact on global health, Helen’s role features two of her other favorite things—lots of creative troubleshooting and “cool shiny instruments”—and feeds her lifelong belief that science should be fun!

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July 17, 2018

BURN and Global Good Partner to Develop a Clean Cookstove

BURN Manufacturing partners with Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good fund to co-develop a clean burning, affordable and fuel-efficient wood stove for people in sub-Saharan Africa who rely on biomass fuel for cooking.

April 18, 2018

EarthNow to deliver real-time video via large satellite constellation

Company spins out of Intellectual Ventures’ ISF Incubator to commercialize satellite imaging system.

January 24, 2018

ISF Incubator Launches New Startup Juice-BX, a Provider of Charging Stations for Smart Devices

ISF Incubator, the startup arm of Intellectual Ventures, has launched Juice-BX, a startup building power-charging stations for smart devices.

November 13, 2017

Global Good and Motic Introduce Breakthrough AI-Powered Microscope to Fight Drug-Resistant Malaria

With machine learning technology, EasyScan GO automatically and accurately detects malaria parasites within minutes, providing important decision support to microscopists and enabling effective tracking of the mutating disease through standardized diagnoses. The future of automated quality diagnosis begins now.

October 31, 2017

Global Good and Element Inc. to Develop Biometric Identification Technology for Infants and Children

Powered by deep learning algorithms, a modern form of artificial intelligence, that use existing cameras on mobile devices, the biometric application could—for the first time—enable health systems to recognize and follow patients from birth to old age.

October 25, 2017

Technium and Intellectual Ventures Collaborate to Create Venture Backed Startups

The Invention Science Fund (ISF) Incubator, the new startup arm at Intellectual Ventures, and Utah-based Technium announced today a strategic relationship to accelerate the creation of high-impact technology startup companies.

July 12, 2017

GE, Global Good deal with Access Bio brings asymptomatic malaria rapid diagnostic tests to market.

Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good Fund and GE (NYSE: GE), have signed a licensing agreement with the diagnostics technology company Access Bio (KOSDAQ: 950130) to manufacture and distribute innovative diagnostic technologies that will help global health workers to more rapidly identify asymptomatic malaria in low-resource regions around the world.

March 16, 2017

Global Good and Biopromic Partner to Co-Develop Low-Cost Diagnostic to Detect Tuberculosis

The partnership will combine Global Good’s assay platform with Biopromic’s proprietary technologies in sample preparation and high-sensitivity antibodies to improve the accessibility of accurate TB testing in low- and middle-income countries.

February 16, 2017

Dominion Harbor Acquires Iconic Kodak Portfolio from Intellectual Ventures

Dominion Harbor Enterprises today announced the acquisition of over 1,000 patent families from Kodak’s iconic portfolio of patented technologies. This extensive portfolio has been acquired from Intellectual Ventures (IV).

February 02, 2017

On World Cancer Day, Global Good and QuantuMDx Partner to Combat Cervical Cancer

QuantuMDx Group announced an assay co-development and commercialization agreement with The Global Good Fund, managed by Intellectual Ventures, to develop a rapid, low-cost and mobile diagnostic test for the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV).

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June 26, 2017

The world needs this smart laser that kills every mosquito in sight

In the future, any mosquito that dares to get within a 328-foot range of you could be automatically destroyed in midair, thanks to a high-tech "Photonic Fence" developed by Seattle-based Intellectual Ventures Laboratory.

June 26, 2017

Forget Pesticides, Farmers Can Shoot Bad Bugs With Lasers

Intellectual Ventures' Photonic Fence intelligently targets and kills flying pests at a rate of 20 per second, leaving other friendly insects alone.

June 26, 2017

Bug-zapping laser will only kill bad insects

Intellectual Ventures' Photonic Fence will help farmers target specific pests, if a Department of Agriculture trial goes well.

June 23, 2017

This bug-zapper has laser-guided precision

Intellectual Ventures' fly swatter is able to discriminate between nice and nasty bugs.

June 16, 2017

Intellectual Ventures spinoff Pivotal raises $17M from Bill Gates, others

Intellectual Ventures spinout Pivotal Commware announces a $17 million funding round Friday, led by The Thermo Companies and DIG Investment, with participation from Microsoft co-founder Gates, Lux Capital and real estate investor Barry Sternlicht.

June 16, 2017

Intellectual Ventures spinout raises $17 million from Bill Gates, others

Bellevue-based Intellectual Ventures spinout Pivotal Commware raised $17 million from investors including Bill Gates, satellite company Globalstar's majority owner and the family office of real estate mogul Barry Sternlicht.

June 16, 2017

Holographic beam-forming antenna startup Pivotal Commware raises $17M from Bill Gates and others

Pivotal is one of four metamaterials-based ventures that have been spun out from Intellectual Ventures, a technology incubator that's also based in Bellevue. The others are Kymeta, which focuses on flat-panel satellite antennas; Echodyne, which builds radar systems suited for drones and connected cars; and Evolv, which is working on security scanning applications.

June 13, 2017

Kymeta names e3 Systems as exclusive distributor of satellite antennas for yachts

Intellectual Ventures spinout Kymeta says a Spanish company known as e3 Systems will be its exclusive global distribution partner for flat-panel satellite antennas designed for the yacht market.

June 07, 2017

Washington governor signs executive order to support autonomous vehicle development

Washington State's Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order that encourages pilot tests of autonomous vehicles on Washington roads and establishes a working group to help ensure AV developers are supported by the state. The order was signed at Bellevue-based startup Echodyne, which is developing advanced radar systems that could be used in AVs and drones.

June 04, 2017

Intellectual Ventures, Cross-country Stunners

At this year's Intellectual Ventures technology expo on Capitol Hill, visitors can see a scale model of a traveling wave nuclear reactor; a photonic fence (a virtual fence that detects and destroys insects with a laser by zapping them as they cross its plane), and a vaccine storage system that allows remote clinics to store life-saving vaccines for up to a month without electricity.

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November 15, 2016

Intellectual Ventures Files Patent Infringement Complaint against SFR

Today, Intellectual Ventures filed a patent infringement complaint against Société Française du Radiotéléphone – SFR before the Paris District Court.

October 13, 2016

Intellectual Ventures Files Patent Infringement Complaint against FedEx

Intellectual Ventures filed patent infringement complaints against FedEx and certain of its affiliates and subsidiaries in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

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.

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