Foxconn, ZTE and Huawei seen partnering with western NPEs to monetize patent portfolios

Foxconn Technology Group, ZTE Corp. and Huawei Technologies are among a growing number of big Chinese technology companies who may be considering partnerships with western licensing companies, to monetize their extensive patent portfolios, market observers said. The consideration of partnering with western licensing companies or non-practicing entities comes as China is transforming from a center [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|0 Comments

WiLAN’s North Star Innovation enters licensing deal with Taiwan’s Elite Semiconductor

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said its North Star Innovations Inc. subsidiary has entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology Inc., a Taiwan-based company specializing in integrated circuits. The Ottawa based company said the consideration paid and all other terms of the [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

InterDigital expects 4thQtr 2016 revenue of $95M to $99M, with no new or episodic revenue

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the technology licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, said it expects fourth quarter 2016 revenue of $95 million to $99 million made up of only past or recurring revenue and not new or episodic revenue. Wilmington, Delaware based InterDigital was expected to produce total revenue of $99.57 million, according to the [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Form says acquisition of XpresSpa may be delayed or scuttled due to lawsuit filed against airport spa firm

Form Holdings Inc. (FH), the holding company formerly known as Vringo Inc., said its planned acquisition of airport-based spa business XpresSpa for $20.15 million in stock and assumed debt may be delayed or scuttled because of a dispute between XpresSpa and a company called Amiral Holdings SA. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

U.K. government says it’s proceeding with efforts to ratify Unified Patent Court

The U.K. government said it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court agreement, something that had been in doubt since the vote for U.K. to exit the European Union, also known as Brexit. In a statement today, the government said its preparations to ratify the UPC agreement “is part of the process [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Europe, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Burford Capital is looking for opportunities to invest in patent assertion companies, litigations

Burford Capital Ltd. (BRFRF), the litigation financing and funding company run by CEO Christopher Bogart, expects to play an increasing role in providing patent enforcement action financing in the U.S., according to Justin Daniels, a managing director and head of IP litigation financing. London-based Burford Capital has a market value of $1.33 billion. The stock [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Acacia Research Corp.’s St. Lawrence units reach licensing deal with HTC Corp.

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by executive chairman Louis Graziadio Jr., said on Thurday, Nov. 17  that its Saint Lawrence Communications LLC and Saint Lawrence Communications GmbH subsidiaries have entered into patent license agreements with HTC Corp. Newport Beach, California-based Acacia said the terms of the agreement were confidential. --To reach [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Europe, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Patent box tax regime seen getting support from Trump administration and GOP Congress

Public policy interest in the concept of a patent or innovation box, which provides favorable tax rates for U.S. companies that invest heavily in research and development and patents to spur innovation, is likely to be re-ignited in the opening days of the Donald J. Trump administration. A patent box tax regime in the U.S. [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Juridica’s Brickell Key finances DSS’s acquisition of LED patent portfolio from Intellectual Discovery

Juridica Asset Management’s Brickell Key Investments LP has provided $13.5 million in financing to Document Security Systems Inc. (DSS) to recapitalize the failed patent licensing company and help it acquire an LED patent portfolio from Intellectual Discovery Co. Ltd. of South Korea for $9 million. Rochester, N.Y.-based DSS has been retooling ever since it took [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Inventergy Global posts narrower third quarter 2016 loss on lower costs

Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT), the company that agreed to give Fortress Investment Group the first $30 million of enforcement recoveries plus 70% of any future recoveries after a default on $10 million in debt, posted a narrower net loss in the third quarter of 2016 after cutting costs. The Campbell, California-based company said its third [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments