Crossroads seeks rehearing of ex parte re-exam at PTAB and Federal Circuit rulings cancelling patents in IPRs

Crossroads Systems (CRDS), the patent licensing company run by CEO Richard Coleman Jr., said it has asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reconsider its rejection of claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,897,311 in an ex parte reexamination proceeding. The Austin, Texas-based company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that [...]

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RPX completes patent rights deal with ZiiLabs ending litigation against Lenovo, LG, Sony, MediaTek and others

RPX Corp. (RPXC), the provider of patent risk and discovery management solutions run by CEO Martin Roberts, said it has completed a patent rights agreement with ZiiLabs Inc. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd. The San Francisco-based company didn’t disclose the financial terms of the transaction, saying only that ZilLabs will receive [...]

Acacia makes second investment in artificial intelligence business, participating in $3.1M round for Miso Robotics

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman Louis Graziadio III, said it participated in a $3.1 million round of funding for Miso Robotics, a robotics and artificial intelligence solutions company. Newport Beach, California-based Acacia didn’t say how much it invested in Miso Robotics. The investment in Miso Robotics is Acacia’s [...]

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Qualcomm widens IP dispute with Apple to include complaints at U.S. ITC and federal district court

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, said on July 6 it was filing a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Apple Inc. (AAPL) has engaged in the unlawful importation and sale of iPhones that infringe one or more claims of six Qualcomm patents covering key [...]

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