Quarterhill’s WiLAN acquires content delivery network patent portfolio for no upfront payment, share of licensing revenue

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the diversified holding company formerly known as Wi-LAN Inc., said its wholly-owned subsidiary Content Delivery Inc. has acquired a portfolio of patents and applications relating to Content Delivery Network technology from an unnamed seller. The Ottawa, Ontario-based company, which is run by Executive Chairman Jim Skippen, didn’t say how many patents it [...]

July 20th, 2017|Categories: Patent Investing, Patent sale|Tags: , |

Qualcomm is committed to business structure even as it faces profit and revenue declines linked to ongoing royalty war with Apple

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the semiconductor technology and licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, said it remains committed to its business structure combining a semiconductor chip manufacturing business and a patent licensing business even as it faces investor concerns about an ongoing royalty war with Apple Inc. (AAPL)and its contract manufacturers. The question about the [...]

July 20th, 2017|Categories: earnings, litigation, Patent Investing, Patent Reform|

Shareholders authorize Marathon to complete reverse split and non-public offerings at steep discount

Shares of Marathon Patent Group fell as much as 6% a day after shareholders approved a raft of proposals that will allow the patent licensing company to complete a reverse stock split and raise money in one or more non-public offerings at steep discounts to the stock price. The shares were down 1.9% or 0.0056 [...]

July 20th, 2017|Categories: Financing, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

Qualcomm says dispute with Apple and its contract manufacturers pared fiscal 3rd-Qtr revenue and earnings

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company locked in a royalty war with Apple Inc. and its suppliers, said its fiscal third quarter profit fell 40% because of a $940 million, payment to BlackBerry and a $927 million payment related to the Korea Free Trade Commission (KFTC) fine, in addition to the impact from the [...]

July 19th, 2017|Categories: earnings, litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|Tags: , |

Shares of Spherix plunge 25% after it prices offering, a month after acquisition sent shares soaring

Shares of Spherix Inc., which have more than doubled since it announced the acquisition of controlling stake in Hoth Therapeutics, plunged more than 25% after the patent licensing company revealed the pricing for a $2.5 million public offering. Spherix shares fell 68 cents or 25.47% to $1.99 in trading. The shares previously surged from $1.12 [...]

July 19th, 2017|Categories: Financing, Patent Investing|Tags: , |