Finjan CEO says rigors of running a public company help him drive credibility and profits

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN) CEO Phil Hartstein said the responsibility of being CEO of a publicly traded company has forced him to develop and execute an effective business strategy and communicate it clearly to shareholders, which is the key to credibility and profitability in the patent monetization business. Even as other publicly traded IP companies [...]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Patent Investing|Tags: , |

InterDigital CEO Merritt gets a 6% raise after year in which he acquired Technicolor’s patent licensing business

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC) CEO William Merritt received a 6% increase in salary from the board effective July 1 after a year in which the technology and licensing company executed on the $150 million acquisition of Technicolor SA’s patent licensing business to stem a decline in revenue and earnings. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company said the board [...]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: exec changes, Patent Investing, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Immersion signs licensing deal with Fitbit believed to be worth less than a $1m a year

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the developer and licensor of haptic or touch feedback technology, said it entered into a settlement and license agreement with Fitbit Inc. without disclosing the terms. Charlie Anderson, an analyst at Dougherty & Co., who rates Immersion a “neutral,” said the deal is “fairly inconsequential” to the San Jose, California-based company. Anderson [...]

July 9th, 2018|Categories: licensing agreement, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

(Update4) ‘Ethical’ NPE iPEL touts $100M in funding firepower but offers little that is new in patent licensing

iPEL Inc., the new patent monetization company run by CEO Brian Yates, said it has raised $100 million in initial capital in May 2017 and over its first year acquired more than 1,000 distinct patent families to enforce against infringers. Pasadena, California-based iPEL touts itself as an “ethical non-practicing entity” or NPE, a phrase it [...]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Asia, China, Financing, NPE, Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Tags: , |

WiLAN’s Polaris Innovations signs licensing pact with Etron Technology

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Polaris Innovations Ltd. has granted a license for certain patents to Etron Technology Inc. and Etron Technology America Inc. The Ottawa-based company said the licensed patents relate to DRAM integrated circuit and memory devices. The company said the license resolves ongoing [...]

July 5th, 2018|Categories: licensing agreement, Patent Investing|Tags: , |