Intellectual Ventures LLC

Intellectual Ventures is a private company claiming to invest in "pure invention." Their business model has a focus on developing a large patent portfolio and licensing these patents to companies that infringe on them, or more controversially, potentially filing lawsuits against these companies if they refuse to take a license. This methodology has been referred to as "patent trolling" by detractors, although Intellectual Ventures defends their model by claiming credit for helping to build a liquid market for invention and aiding the small inventors who might otherwise be at the mercy of large corporations.

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Campaign Finance

$449,300 Given
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  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
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  • Bundled Contributions

    Money raised by the firm from multiple donors on behalf of the recipient. The firm's own contributions are not included.
    Recipient Lobbyist Amount
    Bill Foster Peter Harter $38,400
    National Republican Senatorial Cmte Peter Harter $30,400
View all campaign finance data for Intellectual Ventures LLC Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$2,070,000 Spent
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Lobbying on Behalf of Intellectual Ventures LLC

View all lobbying data for Intellectual Ventures LLC Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 1 docket
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The tables show occurrences of "Intellectual Ventures LLC" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.