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  • 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!


    How big will the coronavirus outbreak get? This Bellevue scientist is figuring that out

    Staff at Bellevue's Institute for Disease Modeling estimate that social distancing measures aimed at cutting the transmission rate in half could reduce the number of infections in the Seattle area in early April by a factor of five - from...

  • Congrats to Lexset for being one of the winners of Verizon’s Built on 5G Challenge! Spun out of IV in 2018, LexSet creates synthetic data from 3D models to power computer vision and teach AI. From VentureBeat: “The company plans to use Verizon 5G to innovate in edge computing-based mixed reality, inventory management, and robotics.” Read more at:

    AR, VR, and AI startups win Verizon's $1 million Built on 5G Challenge

    During CES 2019, Verizon announced the Built on 5G Challenge, a nationwide search for solid 5G innovations that could be commercialized using its low latency, high bandwidth millimeter wave 5G network. Today, the carrier announced three winners across the fields of AR, VR, and artificial intelligence, earning $1 million, $500,000, and $250,000 prizes, plus special 5G lab access to develop their projects.


    How fun, Frisbee and horses shaped the career of Intellectual Ventures' deep science guru Brian Holloway

    Some candidates decide whether to take a job based on its title or compensation, the nature of the work, or perhaps whether the organization is big or small. Brian Holloway, head of the Deep Science Fund at Intellectual Ventures has a unique rubric: does it look like fun, will his wife be on board...

  • Facebook

    Continuing an annual tradition, our recent Open House showcased science demos, advanced instrument manufacturing machines, and researchers discussing current projects. Lab residents Modernist Cuisine and TerraPower, and the Institute for Disease Modeling also shared their work. We enjoyed hosting family and friends because your support fuels our commitment to push innovation forward.


    IntellectualVentures on Twitter

    Visitors to the IV Lab are greeted by the world's 1st computer, designed in 1849 by Charles Babbage. 200 years later IV mathematicians & machinists brought a working model to life! #IVLab #coolscience

  • For the second straight year, IV employees joined #HashtagLunchbag to build 400 bagged lunches for our local community, complete with handwritten messages of love and inspiration. Thanks #HashtagLunchbag for creating such a fun, inspirational way to make a positive impact in our community. And big thanks to OSL (OPERATION: Sack Lunch) for distributing the meals to people and programs throughout Seattle. #LivingThroughGiving


    'It could be me, it could be us': Why this researcher wants accessible cervical cancer screening

    By studying infectious diseases, Intellectual Ventures researcher Corrie Ortega hopes to build health equity worldwide.

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