(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 [...]

October 18th, 2018|Categories: Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

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 [...]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: exec changes, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

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 [...]

October 12th, 2018|Categories: licensing agreement, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

(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 [...]

October 12th, 2018|Categories: Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Tags: , |

(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. [...]

October 11th, 2018|Categories: exec changes, Patent Investing|Tags: , |