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    Exciting coverage from IAM on the recent landmark deal. Congrats to Arvin Patel and the entire Invention Investment Fund team!

  • IV spinout, TerraPower, was selected to participate in the Department of Energy's new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program. Congratulations to the entire team!


    IV CEO and Founder, Nathan Myhrvold, sat down with Steven Levitt for a wide-ranging conversation spanning clean energy, scientific discovery, pizza, and the challenges of being an inventor.

  • Congratulations to IV joint venture Mangata Networks on joining the 5G Open Innovation Lab to explore delivering 5G capabilities via satellite. The 5G IO Lab brings technical experts together with business and financial community members to realize the value of 5G communications for the media and entertainment, transportation, energy, manufacturing, and retail industries.

  • Congrats to everyone from IV's Invention Investment Fund (IIF) for being named to this year's prestigious "IAM Strategy 300" list of the world's top IP strategists, including IV founder Peter Detkin, IIF EVP Mathen Ganesan as well as Naoise Gaffney, Jim Weisfield, and Subash Krishnankutty. Incoming IIF COO Arvin Patel was also recognized.

  • Listen in as IV CEO, Nathan Myhrvold waxes eloquently on dinosaurs, asteroids, and pizza with Bill Nye on Science Rules!

  • Congratulations to Modern Electron CEO Tony Pan on making MIT Tech Review’s 35 Under 35 Innovators of 2020 list. This IV spinout has invented a new thermionic converter that could turn individual homes into mini residential power plants.

  • Today, IV announced that Arvin Patel will be joining IV as the Chief Operating Officer for its Invention Investment Fund. Patel will lead commercialization strategy and execution, business development, and partnerships across the fund’s vast patent portfolio. “I’m thrilled to have Arvin join the team,” said Mathen Ganesan, IIF Executive Vice President. “His proven track record in IP commercialization and patent litigation strategies will be a huge benefit as we look to take our commercial activity to the next level, building on the licensing successes of the last three years. Arvin is a true advocate of a nimble, multidisciplinary, and collaborative team approach that complements our culture here at IV.”

  • COVID-19

    Want to keep up on the latest COVID-19 reports and interactive maps/tools from the Institute for Disease Modeling? Be sure to check out their Coronavirus Infohub ( and see their latest additions, mentioned in IDM's recent Tweets (

  • Meet Naoise Gaffney, who came to IV with graduate degrees in genetics, computer science, and intellectual property management. Combining his wide interests, Naoise now works as IV’s head of patent development. Read more about his passion for advancing intellectual property - in our latest employee spotlight!

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