June 26, 2017 | Mic
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 | PC Magazine
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 | Engadget
Intellectual Ventures' Photonic Fence will help farmers target specific pests, if a Department of Agriculture trial goes well.
June 23, 2017 | WIRED UK
Intellectual Ventures' fly swatter is able to discriminate between nice and nasty bugs.
June 16, 2017 | The Seattle Times
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 | Puget Sound Business Journal
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 | GeekWire
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 | GeekWire
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 | GeekWire
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 | Inventors Digest
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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