Google acquires patent rich augmented reality and virtual reality startup Eyefluence

Google Inc. (GOOG), the technology giant that has led efforts to scale back patent owner rights, acquired a patent rich startup that specializes in augmented reality and virtual reality technology called Eyefluence Inc. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Eyefluence has raised $21.6 million $21.6M in funding from investors including Intel Capital, Jazz [...]

October 25th, 2016|Categories: Patent Investing, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

(Update2) PTAB cancels most claims of patent related to Shire’s Gattex, handing Bass and Spangenberg their first win

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board handed Hayman Capital Management’s J. Kyle Bass and IP Navigation Group founder and owner Erich Spangenberg their first win in a challenge of a patent related to Gattex, a drug for short bowel syndrome sold by Shire PLC. Bass and Spangenberg, through their Coalition for Affordable Drugs, have filed [...]

October 25th, 2016|Categories: Patent Investing, PTAB|Tags: , |

Rambus posts 97% drop in third quarter net on higher costs, comparison with year ago $167M tax benefit

Rambus Inc. (RMBS), the technology licensing company run by CEO Ron Black, posted a 97% drop in net income in the third quarter of 2016 driven by a comparison with a year ago quarter in which it had a $167 tax benefit and higher expenses. Sunnyvale, California-based Rambus said its third quarter net income fell [...]

October 24th, 2016|Categories: earnings, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

Marathon’s 3D Nanocolor establishes lab/office at HP campus in Corvalis, OR hires two HP engneers

3D Nanocolor Corp., the developer of electrokinetic film technology acquired by Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA) in March, said it has established a new lab and offices at The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute (ATAMI) located in on the HP campus in Corvalis, Oregon. The unit of Los Angeles-based Marathon is seeking to commercialize proprietary [...]

October 24th, 2016|Categories: exec changes, Patent Investing|Tags: , |

InterDigital is reaching out to like-minded small companies to help it educate possible Clinton administration on patent issues

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the technology licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, has recently reached out to small companies in Silicon Valley, who share its pro-patent rights agenda, in an effort to educate and shape a possible Hillary Rodham Clinton administration on the subject of U.S. patent policy and the choice of a director of [...]

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Tags: , |