Bolstered by recent wins, Acacia’s CCE files enforcement action against Apple, wireless carriers

Cellular Communications Equipment LLC, a unit of Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman Louis Graziadio Jr., filed an enforcement action involving six patents against Apple Inc. and several wireless carriers. The action filed in U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas also named AT&T Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC, Verizon Communications [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

ParkerVision sees preservation of nine claims, 57 invalidated claims as favorable outcome in IPRs filed by Qualcomm

ParkerVision Corp. (PRKR), the RF semiconductor and patent licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, described as “favorable"  the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s final written decisions in six inter partes review challenges filed by Qualcomm Inc.  (QCOM) because while 57 claims of the patent were invalidated, nine claims were preserved. The patent in question [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

Uniloc files enforcement actions against Big Fish Games, Box, Nutanix and two others

Uniloc USA and Uniloc Luxembourg SA, the patent monetization companies run by CEO Craig Etchegoyen, filed infringement actions against Big Fish Games, Box Inc., Nutanix, Ubisoft and Zendesk alleging infringement of two e-commerce and software patents. The action filed in U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas, alleges infringement of either or both U.S. Patent Nos. [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

WiLAN files infringement actions against Ericsson, AT&T, Verizon and other wireless carriers

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, filed an enforcement action alleging infringement of five patents by Ericsson and other wireless phone carriers. The action filed in U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas, names Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson; Ericsson Inc.; AT&T Inc.; AT&T Mobility LLC; Verizon Communications Inc.; Cellco Partnership doing [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan Holdings signs patent licensing deal with Veracode for $2M in cash

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Harstein, said its subsidiary Finjan Inc. closed a patent license agreement with Veracode Inc. for $2 million in cash. Veracode, a cloud based application security testing company specializing in securing mobile products from malicious behavior-based functions, obtained a license to the [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Apple opens another front in SEP licensing war with Qualcomm with lawsuit in U.K.

Apple Inc. (AAPL), the computer giant run by CEO Tim Cook, added another front in its standard essential patent (SEP) licensing war with Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), this time filing a suit alleging patent and registered design claims in a court in the U.K. The lawsuit filed March 2 follows two actions filed by Apple against [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Dominion Harbor forms joint venture with Chinese tech transfer firm Paicheng International

Dominion Harbor Group, the licensing and IP advisory firm run by CEO David Pridham, said it is forming a joint venture with Paicheng International Technology Transfer (PITT), a Chinese tech transfer firm owned by a family of Chinese companies, to expand global patent monetization opportunities in China. Dallas-based Dominion said the venture is being established [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|China, Patent Investing|0 Comments

SourceProse alleges RPX improperly shared details of their patent deal with Google, which then killed the deal

SourceProse Corp. a developer of software used in geographical mapping of flood zones, alleges RPX Corp. (RPXC) improperly shared the terms of a  purported $3 million patent purchase agreement between the two companies with Google Inc., in violation of a non-disclosure agreement, effectively killing a deal that ended SourceProse's patent enforcement litigation against a number [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

Federal Circuit smashes Smartflash’s hopes in patent dispute with Apple, invalidating the patents

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today smashed Smartflash LLC’s hopes for reviving its $533 million verdict against Apple Inc. stemming from iTunes technology’s alleged infringement of the non-practicing entity’s patents. The ruling was handed down by a three judge panel that included Circuit Judges Sharon Prost and Alan Lourie and Pauline Newman. [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Federal Circuit, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Inventergy brings enforcement action against HTC involving same patents it enforced against Apple

Inventergy Inc., a unit of Inventergy Global (INVT), the patent licensing company forced to give up the first $30 million of future enforcement recoverables and 70% of recoverables after that to a unit of Fortress Investment Group to cure a loan default, filed an enforcement action against HTC Corp. and HTC America alleging infringement of [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments