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We believe that ideas are valuable. Everything that we do — whether purchasing patents from individuals and businesses, or creating our own inventions — is aligned to building and growing an invention marketplace. Learn more about us.

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Meet IV: Corrie Ortega

September 13, 2018

Meet IV: Corrie Ortega

Corrie Ortega leads a project to develop a test that supports cervical cancer screening in low-resource areas. It’s exciting work, she says, and a perfect culmination to many years of study, preparation and a little luck.

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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.

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Think Again: What Is Invention?

 

Think Again: What Is Invention?

At Intellectual Ventures, we believe invention sparks progress and inspires the inquisitive, spurring the bold and brave to explore uncharted territory in the pursuit of a better tomorrow.

Inventor Spotlight

Merja Holma

 

Merja Holma

Learn how Merja invented a cattle feed supplement that's revolutionizing the dairy industry. "The brainstorming sessions with IV are very productive. It has been very fruitful to discuss with other scientists from other areas."

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