WiLAN CEO says 7-year IP framework with TSMC will test a new collaborative approach to licensing

WiLAN Inc. CEO Jim Skippen sees the seven-year IP licensing framework his company recently worked out with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., one of the world’s biggest semiconductor foundries, as something new and promising, and that if it works out he may do again. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN, which is the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill [...]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Asia, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

TiVo’s Rovi files new salvo of enforcement actions against Comcast, plans new ITC action as well

TiVo Corp. (TIVO), the entertainment technology company run by CEO Enrique Rodriguez, said its Rovi Corp. unit and related affiliates filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Comcast Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The lawsuits allege that Comcast's X1 [...]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|Tags: , |

PTAB invalidates haptic touch patent owned by Immersion enforced against Apple

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board dealt a blow to haptic touch technology specialist Immersion Corp. (IMMR) finding that the claims of a patent covering its haptic touch technology at issue in an enforcement action against Apple Inc. were unpatentable because they were obvious based on the prior art. The case was IPR2016-01372 and involved [...]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Patent Investing, PTAB|Tags: , |

Network-1 sells unsecured claim against Avaya for $6.32M to unidentified buyer

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said it sold its allowed general unsecured claim against Avaya Inc. ("Avaya") for $6.32 million. The New York-based company did not identify the purchaser of the unsecured claim against Avaya. The amount was less than a third of the amount New York-based [...]

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Patent Investing|Tags: , |

(Update3) CAFC affirms only $7.8M of $39.5M in damages Finjan won from Blue Coat, part of case remanded

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed Finjan Inc. (FNJN), the cyber-technology and patent licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, a blow, affirming only $7.8 million of the $39.5 million jury verdict against Blue Coat Systems. The decision was handed down today as East Palo Alto-based Finjan was still involved in a [...]

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing|Tags: , |