Nicolas Labbit’s Jakuta Diode files enforcement actions against Ford, GM, American Honda and others

Jakuta Diodes LLC, a non-practicing entity run by Nicolas Labbit, filed enforcement actions alleging infringement of a patent for a device and method for diffusing light in U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas against Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., American Honda Motor Co. and five other companies. Other named defendants are Acuity Brands, Teledyne [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Patent Trolling|Tags: , |

(Update3) Acacia acquires first patent portfolio since write down of Adaptix portfolio after unfavorable verdict

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman Louis Graziadio, said  a subsidiary has acquired an additional portfolio of semiconductor patents from Renesas Electronics Corp. Newport Beach, California-based Acacia said the patents relate to power management, system-on-chip system architecture and device manufacturing processes and packaging. Acacia didn't identify the unit making [...]

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Patent Investing|Tags: , |

(Update1) WiLAN reaches multi-year license renewal with China’s ZTE, terms not disclosed

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said Chinese telecommunication giant ZTE Corp. has entered into a multi-year license agreement with WiLAN covering wireless technologies, the terms of which were not disclosed. “This license renews our former agreement with ZTE signed several years ago,” Skippen said in a statement. “The re-signing [...]

September 21st, 2016|Categories: China, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

(Update2) Jury awards Finjan Holdings $15M for infringement of five patents by Sophos

A jury in U.S. District Court in San Francisco awarded Finjan Holdings (FNJN) $15 million in damages after finding that Sophos Inc. infringed five patents related to cybersecurity. The verdict was handed down after a two- week long trial before Judge William Orrick that ended yesterday. The jury did not find that Sophos had willfully [...]

September 21st, 2016|Categories: Patent Investing|Tags: , |

Inventor-entrepreneur Mahalingaiah cites her gender, defiance of the odds in enforcement actions against Broadcom and 7 other companies

Rupaka Mahalingaiah, a female electrical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, has filed enforcement actions against 8 companies in U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas, alleging infringement of patents related to the architecture of communications networks. The actions name Broadcom Corp., Extreme Networks, Intel Corp., Cisco Systems, Arista Networks, Hewlett Packard Co., Huawei Device USA and Juniper [...]

September 21st, 2016|Categories: Patent Investing|Tags: , |