Press Release

Intellectual Ventures, Desmarais Team up to Drive Licensing and Enforcement of IV Patent Portfolio

April 5, 2019 Bellevue, WA

Under this agreement, Desmarais will have visibility into IV’s patent portfolio and will work with IV executives to identify licensing and enforcement opportunities with companies currently unlicensed to IV’s portfolio.

Intellectual Ventures (IV®) and Desmarais LLP, an intellectual property law firm focused on the litigation of complex, technology-driven disputes, today announced an agreement by which Desmarais LLP and IV will co-develop fully integrated licensing and litigation programs.

Under this agreement, Desmarais will have visibility into IV’s patent portfolio and will work with IV executives to identify licensing and enforcement opportunities with companies currently unlicensed to IV’s portfolio.

“Desmarais has unparalleled experience, and by leveraging this expertise, we can work together to end the unlicensed use of IV’s intellectual property,” said Mathen Ganesan, executive vice president Invention Investment Funds at Intellectual Ventures. “IV is rapidly building on its already extensive pipeline of licensing engagements both directly and through third party relationships like this agreement.”

Over the past two years, Intellectual Ventures has developed strategic partnerships with industry leading companies to draw upon licensing and litigation expertise. These strategic partnerships have opened new segments of the market, increased the speed at which IV is able to reach license agreements, and increased revenue for IV.

About Intellectual Ventures
Intellectual Ventures (IV, www.IntellectualVentures.com) is a global invention and investment business that creates, incubates and commercializes impactful inventions. Led by avid inventor and technology leader Nathan Myhrvold, IV has created more than 15 companies with the power to transform industries. At the edge of technological advances to serve both the developed and developing world, IV works with many of the world’s top inventors to push innovation forward.

About Desmarais LLP
Desmarais LLP, with offices in New York and San Francisco, focuses on the litigation of complex, often technology-driven disputes. Its lawyers have successfully tried some of the most important intellectual property disputes in recent times, for some of the largest companies in the world. The Firm’s lawyers are regularly recognized in the press and by their peers as among the top trial lawyers in the country. Recent examples include the U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers, 2019 Best Law Firms National Patent Litigation, and The American Lawyer, Litigator of the Week, John Desmarais, August 2018.

For more information:
Intellectual Ventures
press@intven.com
425.283.4726

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