Intellectual Ventures is one of the better known – and largest – patent holding companies in the United States. The company recently stepped up spending on its lobbying efforts, nearly doubling the total amount of cash that went toward swaying federal policy. It’s also making an effort to be more transparent with the patents that it holds.
The company has unveiled a searchable list of more than 33,000 of its patents. That figure represents approximately 82 percent of the company’s nearly 40,000 patents.