Apple drops lawsuit alleging Acacia, Conversant colluded with Nokia to illegally maximize enforcement recoverables

Apple Inc. (APPL), the computer giant run by CEO Tim Cook, dropped its lawsuit alleging that Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG) and Conversant Intellectual Property Managements illegally colluded with Nokia Corp. to bring enforcement actions to maximize recoverables and avoid Nokia’s commitments to fair reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing requirements. The complaint was originally filed in U.S. [...]

September 20th, 2017|Categories: litigation, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

DSS sees ‘immense opportunities’ in Asia for its AuthentiGuard anti-counterfeiting technology

Document Security Systems Inc., the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeff Ronaldi, said it sees "immense opportunities” for its new international unit to sell its AuthentiGuard anti-counterfeiting technology in Asia. Rochester, New York-based DSS recently formed a new unit DSS International to be run by Singapore business executive Heng Fai Ambrose Chan. Since joining [...]

September 20th, 2017|Categories: Asia, China, Patent Investing, Product|Tags: , |

Conversant IP reaches confidential semiconductor memory patent deal with Toshiba

Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., the patent licensing company run by CEO Boris teksler, said it signed a semiconductor memory patent license agreement with Toshiba Corp. Ottawa-based Conversant IP didn't say how much Toshiba agreed to pay. The company noted that Toshiba offers a wide range of semiconductors and storage products that make possible today’s [...]

September 19th, 2017|Categories: licensing agreement, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

Recent flood of patents for sale is hurting patent values, Allied Security Trust CEO Binns says

Allied Security Trust CEO Russell Binns says patent values in the U.S., which have been on a five year decline, won’t hit bottom and rebound until patent owners stop flooding the market with patent portfolios to clean up their balance sheets. Binns made his remarks as part of an outreach the company is making as [...]

September 19th, 2017|Categories: Patent Investing, Patent sale, PTAB, Supreme Court|

Acacia shares surge as much as 19% on no news suggesting shorts setting table for decline

Shares of Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman G. Louis Graziadio III, gained as much as 19% in early trading today on volume of 1.91 million shares, suggesting to some Acacia observers that short sellers may be setting the table for a stock drop. Shares of Acacia soared as [...]

September 19th, 2017|Categories: exec changes, Patent Investing|Tags: , |