Finjan shares more than double year to date as CEO Hartstein delivers on litigation wins, licensing settlements

Shares of Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, have more than doubled year to date as the company has upheld the validity of its patents and won important infringement litigation awards and multiple licensing settlements. Finjan shares are currently trading around $2.82 a share and have traded [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Judge overseeing trade secret theft dispute between Waymo and Uber bars former Waymo engineer from working on Uber’s self-driving car project

Anthony Levandowski, the former project manager at Waymo LLC, the self-driving car company owned by Google Inc.’s parent Alphabet Inc., was barred from further work on Uber Technologies’ rival self-driving car project by the federal judge overseeing the trade secret and patent infringement dispute between the two companies. In the complaint Waymo filed against Uber [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Qualcomm sues Apple’s contract manufacturers over hundreds of millions of dollars in withheld payment

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the mobile technology and licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, turned up the heat in its ongoing war with Apple Inc. over royalties for iPhones, by filing a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles against four manufacturers of iPhones who have been withholding payments. San Diego-based Qualcomm slashed its third [...]

Document Security Systems posts narrower first quarter 2017 net loss on higher printed product revenue

Document Security Systems Inc. (DSS), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeff Ronaldi, posted a narrower first quarter 2017 net loss on higher printed paper product and technology sales, services and licensing revenue. The Rochester New York-based company said its net loss fell to $184,037, or 1 cent a share, from $624,022, or 5 [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments

ParkerVision posts narrower loss on lower litigation expenses, delays launch of consumer Wi-Fi product until 3rd Qtr

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the patent monetization company run by CEO Jeff Parker, said it posted a slightly narrower net loss in the first quarter driven by lower litigation expenses, partially offset by increases in research and development of a new consumer Wi-Fi product. Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision also said the launch of its consumer Wi-Fi product, [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|earnings, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Marathon Patent Group posts a narrower 1st-Qtr loss, announces new debt replacement plan

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent monetization company run by CEO Doug Croxall, posted a slightly narrower net loss in the first quarter of 2017 as potential licensees refused to negotiate on what Marathon consider fair market terms. The Los Angeles-based company also said it is pursuing a new debt replacement plan that will [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Spherix says Equitable IP granted rights to monetize 112 patents from target of dismissed enforcement action

Equitable IP Holding Corp., the patent licensing company that took over the patent enforcement campaigns of Spherix Inc. (SPEX), was granted the right to monetize a portfolio of 112 patents from an undisclosed company that had been the target of an enforcement action involving U.S. Patent No. U.S. Patent No. RE40,999. The granting of the [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marathon reaches agreement with Fortress setting Aug. 15 deadline to repay $15.8M in debt, suggesting licensing deals may be in the works

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent monetization company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said it reached agreement with a unit of Fortress Investment Group that essentially gives it until Aug. 15 to repay $15.8 million in debt and reduce the percentage of future recoveries to which the Fortress unit is entitled. Los Angeles-based Marathon [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Financing, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Judge denies Uber motion to compel arbitration in trade secret theft and patent infringement row with Waymo

U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup denied Uber Technologies motion to compel arbitration in a dispute over alleged trade secret theft and patent infringement brought by Waymo LLC, the self-driving car company owned by Google Inc.’s parent Alphabet. The decision means the action, which alleges Uber conspired with former Waymo executive Anthony Levandowski to steal [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

InterDigital reaches settlement with Microsoft, parties also agree to dismiss related Nokia actions

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the mobile technology and licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, said it reached a settlement agreement and release of claims with Microsoft Corp. and its affiliates, the terms of which were not disclosed. Wilmington, Delaware-based InterDigitial disclosed the agreement in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission om May 11. [...]