(Update1) Former patent investor Kesner and Sichenzia law firm sued by MabVax for allegedly concealing conflicts of interest and other causes

Former patent investor and interim CEO of Spherix Inc. (SPEX) Harvey Kesner allegedly led an effort at the law firm of Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP to conceal alleged conflicts of interest of himself and two partners in order secure $1.6 million in legal fees as well as allegedly made illegal trading profits from MabVax Therapeutics [...]

September 18th, 2018|Categories: litigation, Patent Investing, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Serial IPR petitioners abuse the IPR process according to Robins Kaplan study

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has adopted a much too permissive approach to allowing petitioners to file serial inter partes review challenges of the same patent with some of the biggest abusers such as Apple and Microsoft filing duplicative IPRs 56% and 59% of the time. That's according to a new study by the [...]

September 14th, 2018|Categories: Patent Investing, Patent Reform, PTAB, Uncategorized, USPTO|Tags: , |

(Update2) RPX seeks en banc review of Federal Circuit ruling remanding IPR ruling to PTAB due to real party in interest issues

RPX Corp., the patent risk aggregator and provider of NPE litigation loss control services, has petitioned for an en banc ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a three judge panel ruled that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board erred in finding that RPX was the real party in interest in [...]

September 14th, 2018|Categories: Federal Circuit, Patent Investing, PTAB, Supreme Court|Tags: , |

Federal Circuit affirms PTAB invalidation of most claims of patent ParkerVision enforced against Qualcomm

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in three IPR rulings that most of the claims of a patent enforced by ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR) against Qualcomm Inc. were invalid due to obviousness. Qualcomm filed three petitions for IPR challenging the patentability of claims of [...]

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Federal Circuit, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

Quarterhill’s IRD unit lines up $8.1M traffic monitoring data project with Hawaii

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the diversified holding company run by CEO Douglas Parker, said its International Road Dynamics Inc.  unit has been awarded an $8.1 million five year contract by the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation for Continuous Traffic Monitoring Data Collection Goods and Services Statewide. Ottawa, Ontario based Quarterhill said IRD's CTM systems will [...]

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Patent Investing, Product|Tags: , |