Insights

Nathan Myhrvold Discusses Invention Capital with CNN

September 14, 2011

Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold recently appeared on CNN Money, where he discussed the growing importance of patents to the technology industry. Nathan touched on the evolution of Silicon Valley’s perspective on patents over the last decade, and how a strong invention capital market and effective patent reform could help buoy the U.S. economy amid financial turmoil: 

“The patent system is the basis on which many industries are built. It’s a bedrock of pharmaceuticals, of biotech and medical devices. Patents are also critical in wireless, in networking and technology. In fact we’ve seen a huge movement where patents are becoming even more critical than they were before. So I think effective patent reform is a terrific way for Washington to support America’s inventors and help us invent our way out of the mess we’re in.”

Watch Nathan’s full interview on CNN Money Online.

More Buzz From IV

Failing for Success: Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard embraced failure to advance rocket technology. He’s the subject of our latest “Failing for Success” today on the Insights blog.

Read More
Controlling Citrus Disease with the Photonic Fence

Photonic Fence isn’t just for mosquitoes. IV Lab also sees a promising future in agriculture for the technology, where diseases transmitted by insects can devastate crop production.

Read More
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.

Read More