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(Update1) ParkerVision may not be able to raise more capital after latest loss in German court

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR) the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, may not be able to raise enough money to continue enforcing its patents after the German Federal Patent Court invalidated a patent enforced against Qualcomm Inc. The Jacksonville,Florida-based company said the German Federal Patent Court in Munich ruled that ParkerVision's German transmitter patent [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Netlist names former Sisvel US president Chuck Hausman as chief licensing officer

Netlist Inc. (NLST),the patent licensing company rugby CEO C.K.Hong, said it appointed former Sisvel US president, Chuck Hausman, as chief licensing officer. Irvine, California-based Netlist said Hausman will oversee and direct the company's intellectual property licensing programs. At Sisvel US, Hausman had been responsible for its licensing programs and litigation strategies.  Prior to Sisvel, he [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Conversant Wireless joins Avanci’s IoT licensing platform

Avanci, the Internet of Things licensing platform, run by CEO Kasim Alfalahi,  announced that Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. has joined its IoT platform as the 18th patent owner. Dallas-based Avanci said Conversant owns an extensive patent portfolio related to mobile communications networks, which include hundreds of patents and patent applications that have been declared essential [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Fortress bets that going big is the secret to success in patent monetization

Fortress Investment Group, a unit of Japan’s Softbank Technology Group, has given Eran Zur, the head of its intellectual property investing arm, some $400 million to bet on what a partner Craig Etchegoyen once called a coming golden age of patent monetization, in the midst of the worst market for patent investing in a decade [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|0 Comments

(Update1) Shares of Finjan plunge 20% as CEO exercises options and sells shares to lock in profits

Shares  of Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), run by CEO Phil Hartstein, plunged 21% after the company announced he exercised options to acquire 50,000 shares of common stock at $1.66 a share and then sold 77,500 shares in two tranches at average prices of $5.06 and $5.32. Finjan shares fell $1.05 to $3.95 in midday trading. [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

InterDigital says two directors resigned to become executive officers

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the technology and patent licensing company run by CEO William Merritt, said two of its directors have resigned to become executive officers effective immediately. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company said Kai O. Öistämö, 54, would step down to become chief operating officer and Jeffrey K. Belk would step down to become executive vice [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Patent litigation ticks up in U.S. in 3rd Qtr, RPX says in quarterly review

Patent litigation filing by non-practicing entities and operating companies ticked up in the third quarter of 2018, according to RPX Corp.’s Q3 in Review. Overall, NPEs and operating companies filed 928 enforcement actions in the third quarter of 2018, versus 782 in the second quarter and 847 in the third quarter of 2017. Of those, [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|NPE, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Rambus signs patent licensing agreement with DRAM and NAND specialist Phison

Rambus Inc. (RMBS) said it signed a patent licensing agreement today with Phison, a global leader in NAND Flash controller IC and storage solutions. The Sunnyvale, California-based company said the terms of the agreement were confidential. didn’t disclose the terms of the agreement. The company said Phison will be able to use of a wide range [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

iPEL files first infringement actions in China against AsusTek Computer

iPEL Inc., the patent licensing company run by CEO Brian Yates, said it filed ten patent infringement lawsuits in the People’s Republic of China, in the specialized Intellectual Property courts and tribunals of Beijing, Nanjing, and Xi’an, against AsusTek Computer Inc., the Taiwanese computer manufacturer. Pasadena, California-based iPEL said it approached Asus several months ago [...]

By | October 6th, 2018|Asia, China, litigation, NPE, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Conversant forces concessions from ZTE in China claim, wins legal costs in U.K. court

Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L., a unit of Conversant Intellectual Property Management, run by CEO Boris Teksler, recently won important concessions and costs from ZTE Corp. in a dispute before a patent court in the U.K. In addition, Justice Harry Carr, of the High Court of Justice, Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, Intellectual [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments