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NPE enforcement thirst in China’s IP Courts may be more mirage than real opportunity

While the prospect of China’s IP courts providing injunctive relief to halt infringer’s assembly of products and force settlements may be promising to western non-practicing entities, other aspects of China’s system such as limits on damages and history of intimidation, suggest the NPE model in China may be more mirage than real opportunity. Qualcomm Inc. [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|Comments Off on NPE enforcement thirst in China’s IP Courts may be more mirage than real opportunity

Network-1 Technologies wins $25 million in settlement of patent infringement dispute with Apple

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said Apple Inc. (APPL) agreed to pay $25 million for a fully paid up non-exclusive license to a document streaming patent to settle an infringement dispute filed by Network-1’s Mirror Worlds Technologies unit. The settlement ends an infringement action pending in U.S. [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Network-1 Technologies wins $25 million in settlement of patent infringement dispute with Apple

NPE enforcement thirst in China’s IP Courts may be more mirage than real opportunity

While the prospect of China’s IP courts providing injunctive relief to halt infringer’s assembly of products and force settlements may be promising to western non-practicing entities, other aspects of China’s system such as limits on damages and history of intimidation, suggest the NPE model in China may be more mirage than real opportunity. Qualcomm Inc. [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|Comments Off on NPE enforcement thirst in China’s IP Courts may be more mirage than real opportunity

Network-1 Technologies wins $25 million in settlement of patent infringement dispute with Apple

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said Apple Inc. (APPL) agreed to pay $25 million for a fully paid up non-exclusive license to a document streaming patent to settle an infringement dispute filed by Network-1’s Mirror Worlds Technologies unit. The settlement ends an infringement action pending in U.S. [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Network-1 Technologies wins $25 million in settlement of patent infringement dispute with Apple

Finjan brings actions against ESET in U.S. and Germany, ESET seeks declaratory judgement in parallel action in U.S.

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity licensing company run by CEO Phil Hasrtstein, said it filed patent infringement actions against ESET LLC and its parent ESET SPOL S.R.O., in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California and in Germany, alleging infringement of six Finjan U.S. patents and one European patent. ESET LLC is the California-based [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Finjan brings actions against ESET in U.S. and Germany, ESET seeks declaratory judgement in parallel action in U.S.

Acacia units enter royalty-bearing licensing agreement with Vodafone Group Services, terms undisclosed

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company that is run by interim CEO Marvin Key, said its Saint Lawrence Communications LLC and Saint Lawrence Communications GmbH units, entered into royalty-bearing patent license agreements with Vodafone Group Services Limited. Newport Beach, California-based Acacia said these agreements resolve patent litigation pending in District Court in Dusseldorf, [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Acacia units enter royalty-bearing licensing agreement with Vodafone Group Services, terms undisclosed

Finjan brings actions against ESET in U.S. and Germany, ESET seeks declaratory judgement in parallel action in U.S.

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity licensing company run by CEO Phil Hasrtstein, said it filed patent infringement actions against ESET LLC and its parent ESET SPOL S.R.O., in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California and in Germany, alleging infringement of six Finjan U.S. patents and one European patent. ESET LLC is the California-based [...]

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Acacia units enter royalty-bearing licensing agreement with Vodafone Group Services, terms undisclosed

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company that is run by interim CEO Marvin Key, said its Saint Lawrence Communications LLC and Saint Lawrence Communications GmbH units, entered into royalty-bearing patent license agreements with Vodafone Group Services Limited. Newport Beach, California-based Acacia said these agreements resolve patent litigation pending in District Court in Dusseldorf, [...]

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Vachon, Teksler and Mesel step down at Great Elm Capital after sale of Unwired Planet licensing business to Optis UP

Phil Vachon, Boris Teksler and Noah Mesel, the former chairman, CEO and general counsel, respectively, of the former Unwired Planet Inc., now known as Great Elm Capital Group (GEC), a business development company, have stepped down. Vachon, Teksler and Mesel’s tenure at Great Elm was expected to end after the former licensing company sold its [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Vachon, Teksler and Mesel step down at Great Elm Capital after sale of Unwired Planet licensing business to Optis UP

Form Holdings extends employment agreement with chief legal officer for six months, cancels noncompete clause

Form Holdings Corp. (FH), the holding company that houses operating businesses as well as the former Vringo’s patent licensing business, extended Chief Legal Officer David Cohen’s employment contract by six months to June 30, 2017. The disclosure was made in a filing on July 1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission about an amended employment [...]

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