The Intellectual Property Fund is a highly diversified portfolio that avoids vertical specialization to offset the risks associated with any single industry or market sector. Holdings within the portfolio are spread across six general categories, which we believe to be relatively resistant to market downturns: Technology, Patent Management, Entertainment, Energy Recovery, Energy Storage and Industry Enabling Software. In each holding there is significant intellectual property.
General Compression develops products utilizing compressed air energy storage technology to enable low-cost dispatchable clean power.
An online collaboration platform for the construction industry to streamline communications, facilitate electronic payments, automate document completion and prequalify sub-contractors.
On June 9, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously in favour of i4i LP in its patent infringement claim against Microsoft Corporation upholding the District Court’s $290 million dollar damage award. The case is the largest patent infringement judgment upheld by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeal and one of the most significant patent cases ever heard by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Reliant upon patent pending search software, Verus identifies and collects unclaimed property as an agent for individual US states, on a success fee basis.
OCP is an Ottawa based company focused on the commercialization of photonic transceivers that can be manufactured by an automated process at a fraction of the cost of the current manual process
A developer of “smart” antennae that enable large volume consumer electronics and home networking devices with advanced WLAN functionality.
Legend3D’s technology enables the conversion of motion pictures, television shows, advertisements and other visual entertainment assets produced in 2D into 3D.
Founded by IP Fund 1 in 2006, TRW acts on behalf of copyright owners to license theatrical productions at the stock and amateur levels (15-18 year contracts). Major titles include Spamalot, Curtains, The Color Purple, All Shook Up, Grease, Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and Blues Clues.
The IP Fund is backing a 5-year worldwide arena tour of “Batman Live” (rights were obtained from Warner Bros. Consumer Products). The opening was July 19, 2011 in Manchester, England.
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Unique, through its patented technology, scans the body while fully clothed and generates individual clothing recommendations by size and by brand. Unique’s scanning technology can capture 3-D body data such as measurements, weight, height, BMI.
Liquid Piston is a developer of rotary combustion engine technology, based on an innovative thermodynamic cycle.
Ioxus manufacturers of ultracapacitors optimized for high performance with low resistance.
CFT is a Norwegian company working on the commercialization of intellectual property on a diesel reformer to a novel auxiliary power unit and exhaust gas recirculation (“EGR”) system.
SeaWell Networks was founded on intellectual property which provisions video streaming over the internet with orders of magnitude improvements in cost.
Noble Biomaterials develops, manufactures, sells, and markets silver-based antimicrobial technologies designed to manage all forms of bacterial contamination for medical, defense, industrial and consumer markets.
Temporal Power has developed a breakthrough flywheel energy storage technology that delivers energy on demand to enable more renewable power and a smarter grid.
Headquartered in Troy, New York, R3 Fusion is focused on the commercialization of patented approaches to water purification. Their particular expertise is ethanol recovery.
ThinkVine is a software company focused on creating applications that enable B2C marketers to maximize their ROI across all of their marketing investments.
Aquilon is a Chicago area technology company delivering innovative software and service solutions to the wholesale energy industry. The Aquilon team blends experienced technology and industry experts with strong track records building and bringing to market reliable, collaborative solutions.
Aquilon’s lead product, The Energy Settlement Network, connects wholesale energy participants of all sizes to collaboratively manage, access, and settle large volumes of direct bilateral power and natural gas transactions with their counterparties
RedWave Energy’s mission is to develop disruptive energy harvesting products from infrared through visible light. This will be accomplished utilizing IP protected nanoantenna technology. Earlier phases of development will also enable sophisticated detection capabilities while later phases will open up markets in waste heat and offer at least twice the energy potential of current Photovoltaic technology at a significant manufacturing cost advantage.
SAFCell is developing SAFC stacks for portable, back-up power, auxiliary power unit (APU) and military applications. Our goal is to become the leading supplier of fuel cell stacks to original equipment manufacturers in these initial market sectors, and as the technology matures, expand into stationary power generation.
Skyonic’s SkyMine® technology removes CO2 from industrial waste streams through co-generation of saleable carbonate and/or bicarbonate materials. In addition to capturing and mineralizing CO2, the SkyMine® process cleans SOx and NO2 from the flue gas, and removes heavy metals such as mercury. Existing power plants and industrial plants can be retrofitted with SkyMine®. Successful implementation of the SkyMine® technology establishes pathways for mitigating CO2 in areas where geologic storage, the predominant competing CO2 sequestration technology, is not an optimal solution.
MTPV creates semiconductor chips that convert heat directly into electricity. Similar to a solar panel that converts sunlight into electricity, MTPV chips are able to convert any source of heat into electricity with breakthrough efficiency and power.
VanDyne SuperTurbo™ specializes in the design, development and production of SuperTurbochargers for the global automotive and truck markets. A SuperTurbo™ offers a cost effective solution to meet fuel efficiency regulations and to reduce green house gas emissions.
ArcticSand is an MIT fabless semiconductor spinout commercializing a groundbreaking approach to power conversion that creates a platform power supply for several multi-billion dollar markets.