Intellectual Ventures creates and acquires intellectual property, which they then tried to monetize through non-exclusive licensing agreement. In early 2009, as a growing number of companies have attempted to position itself as a leading agent in the market for intellectual property, IV was for the best business model to look like a leading agent. His model was to make it easy for small inventors to monetize their inventions and IP (by sale to IV) and then testified usi … Read more »

Intellectual Ventures creates and acquires intellectual property, which they then tried to monetize through non-exclusive licensing agreement. In early 2009, as a growing number of companies have attempted to position itself as a leading agent in the market for intellectual property, IV was for the best business model to look like a leading agent. His model was to make it easy for small inventors to monetize their inventions and IP (by sale to IV) and then with his size and aggregate IP portfolio, testified to extract revenue from potential licensees (usually technology companies).
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Andrei Hagiu,
David B. Yoffie,
Alison Berkley Wagon field
Source: Harvard Business School
23 pages.
Release Date: 14 September 2009. Prod #: 710423-PDF-ENG
Intellectual Ventures HBR case solution

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