High court seen as likely to find IPRs constitutional in Oil States v. Greene Energy, leave due process, takings issues for later

The U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing on the constitutionality of the American Invents Act and the inter partes review process before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board raised the possibility that the justices may rein in the perceived excesses of the PTAB eventually but not in Oil States versus Greene Energy. That's the assessment of patent [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

Immersion board asks CEO Vic Viegas to step down, shares surge 28%

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, said its CEO Vic Viegas agreed to resign and be replaced on an interim basis by Chairman Carl Schlachte. San Jose, California-based Immersion said Viegas resigned at the request of the board and didn’t provide any comment on why the board asked him to [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|exec changes, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

TiVo’s new CEO Rodriguez may struggle to improve on growth of licensing business led by Arvin Patel

TiVo Corp. (TIVO) CEO Enrique Rodriguez may find it challenging to improve on the growth of the company’s intellectual property licensing business, which has accelerated since the appointment of Arvin Patel as chief IP officer in August. When he took over as CEO last month, Rodriguez inherited a juggernaut of growth from TiVo’s IP licensing [...]

Network-1, Finjan find a win at the PTAB is no guarantee of enforcement success in district courts

As Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP) and Finjan Inc. (FNJN) have recently learned and Voip-Pal Inc. (VPLM) may learn soon enough, success before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in defending the validity of patents is no guarantee of success in enforcement actions before the U.S. district courts. Until recently, patents that survived multiple IPR challenges [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

Quarterhill says its Polaris Innovations unit signs term license wth ISSI on DRAM patents

Quarterhill Corp. (QTRH), the diversified holding company run by Executive Chairman Jim Skippen, said its WiLAN Inc. patent licensing subsidiary’s Polaris Innovations Ltd. unit, has entered into a patent license agreement with Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. Ottawa, Ontario-based Quarterhill said the terms of the agreement are confidential. The company said the license grants ISSI a [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

BlackBerry reaches strategic licensing agreement with Kasim Alfalahi’s Teletry

BlackBerry Ltd. (BB), the software technology and licensing company run by CEO John Chen, said it entered into a strategic licensing agreement with Teletry, an independent operating company run by Kasim Alfalahi, with expertise in building relationships between patent holders and licensees in the wireless technology industry. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry didn’t disclose the terms of [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jury in Federal Court in Tyler Texas finds Network-1’s Remote Power Patent invalid and not infringed by HP

A jury in the U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas handed Network-1 Technologies Inc. a devastating loss, finding its flagship Remote Power Patent invalid and not infringed by Hewlett Packard. Shares of NetWork-1 plunged 32.95% or $1.45 to $2.95. They've traded between $2.60 and $5.05 over the past year. New York-based Network-1 said the jury [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

Marathon says it can’t meet deadline for reporting 3Q financial results without undue expense

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent licensing company that last week said it was reverse merging with Global Bit Ventures Inc., a digital asset technology company that mines cryptocurrencies, said it can't report its third quarter financial results on time. "The compilation, dissemination and review of the information required to be presented in the [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments

ParkerVision’s third quarter loss widens on spending related to Milo consumer WiFi product

ParkerVision Corp. (PRKR), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, said it posted a wider net loss in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter because of activities related to the launch of its new consumer WiFi product. Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision said its third quarter net loss widened to $4.38 [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments

DSS posts wider 3rd Qtr net loss on decrease in packing customer orders

Document Security Systems Inc. (DSS), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeff Ronaldi, said it posted a wider net loss in the third quarter because of a decrease in orders from a packing customer and the comparison with the year ago period that included a $150,000 one time license. Rochester, New York-based DSS said [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|earnings, Patent Investing, Uncategorized|0 Comments