Xperi swings to $11M 1st Qtr net loss, names President Kirchner to replace retiring CEO Lacey

Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology licensing company, swung to a first quarter net loss of $11 million, or 22 cents a share, and announced President Jon Kirchner has been named CEO to replace Tom Lacey who is retiring effective June 1. San Jose, California-based Xperi said its first quarter 2017 loss compared with net income [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|earnings, exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

RPX’s new Chief Strategy Officer Heath will be tasked with helping CEO Roberts revive the sluggish patent aggregation business

Robert Heath, the newly appointed chief strategy officer and executive vice president of RPX Corp. (RPXC), will be tasked with helping CEO Martin Roberts overhaul and retool the patent aggregator and litigation loss control company for a much less active non-practicing entity (NPE) landscape. Heath, 57, is being replaced as CFO by David Anderson, 38, [...]

Auto companies may need to acquire patents to prepare for future auto-tech patent war

The incursion of technology innovators such as Waymo LLC and Ottomotto LLC, the self driving car companies owned by Google Inc.'s parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), and Uber Technologies, as well as Tesla Motors (TSLA), the luxury electric car company run by CEO Elon Musk, underscores a growing need for auto companies to acquire patents as [...]

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Dominion Harbor partners with Europe’s Parallel North IP to monetize Kodak portfolio

Dominion Harbor Enterprises (DHE), the patent monetization and advisory firm run by CEO David Pridham, said it has partnered with Parallel North IP (PNIP), the patent monetization firm in Europe run by CEO Anders Arvidsson, to expand the licensing opportunities of the Kodak portfolio into the European market. Dallas-based Dominion Harbor’s Monument Peak Ventures (MPV), [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Europe, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) RPX shares surge a day after it posts 42% rise in 1st Qtr profit on higher discovery revenue and cost cutting

Shares of RPX Corp. (RPXC), the patent aggregator and litigation loss control company run by CEO Martin Roberts, surged $1.47 or 11.52% to $14.23 in trading a day after it posted a 42% increase in first quarter 2017 net income on higher discovery revenue and lower selling, general and administrative costs. In other news, RPX [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments