Inventergy replaces CFO Huang with contract CFO, hires external IR firm

Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT), the patent monetization company run by CEO Joe Beyers, said it terminated Chief Financial Officer Stephen Huang and replaced him with a part-time CFO as part of its efforts to cut costs and reduce salaries to stay in business until it can raise capital. Campbell, Calif.-based Inventergy said it signed a [...]

By | April 22nd, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Inventergy replaces CFO Huang with contract CFO, hires external IR firm

ParkerVision may be facing delisting by Nasdaq after shares slipped below $1

ParkerVision Corp. (PRKR), the patent assertion company run by CEO Jeff Parker, may be facing delisting by the Nasdaq Capital Market after its stock price fell below $1 for 30 consecutive business days. Jacksonville, Fla.-based ParkerVision said it it received a letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Capital Market notifying the [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on ParkerVision may be facing delisting by Nasdaq after shares slipped below $1

Acacia is facing fee shifting motions over allegedly abusive litigation tactics

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent monetization business run by CEO Matthew Vella, is fighting a number of exceptional case fees over its allegedly abusive litigation tactics and may need to start thinking about loss control measures if the trend gets worse. Newport Beach, Calif.-based Acacia is currently fighting exceptional fee rulings or motions for [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Acacia is facing fee shifting motions over allegedly abusive litigation tactics

Investment manager Mangrove files IPRs to invalidate VirnetX patents

The Mangrove Partners Master Fund Ltd., an investment manager that is shorting 270,000 shares of VirnetX Holdings Corp. (VHC) stock, filed two petitions for inter partes review with the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board of patents VirnetX has asserted against Apple Inc. The Cayman Islands-based investment manager is trying to invalidate the patents, which [...]

By | April 16th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Investment manager Mangrove files IPRs to invalidate VirnetX patents

Unwired Planet names Technicolor’s Teksler to lead turnaround as CEO

Unwired Planet Inc. (UPIP) named Boris Teksler, the senior executive vice president and president of the technology business group at Technicolor, an entertainment and media technology company, as chief executive officer, effective June 1, 2015. Reno, Nevada-based Unwired Planet said Teksler will also become a member of the board of directors. Under the terms of [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Unwired Planet names Technicolor’s Teksler to lead turnaround as CEO

Federal Circuit orders district court to reassess exceptional case fees sought by Vizio against Oplus Technologies

The Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit said a federal court judge abused her discretion in denying exceptional case fees to Vizio Inc. after the consumer electronics company successfully overcame a patent infringement case brought by Oplus Technologies Ltd. A panel of judges led by Chief Judge Sharon Prost and Circuit Judges Kimberly Moore [...]

By | April 13th, 2015|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Comments Off on Federal Circuit orders district court to reassess exceptional case fees sought by Vizio against Oplus Technologies

DSS stipulates non-infringement in case v. Taiwan Semiconductor to allow it to appeal adverse claim construction ruling

Document Security Systems Inc. (DSS) is asking a U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas to approve a stipulated judgement of non-infringement in an infringement case against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. to allow it to appeal an adverse claims construction ruling. Rochester, N.Y.-based DSS’s unit DSS Technology Management had sued Taiwan Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics Co. [...]

By | April 13th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on DSS stipulates non-infringement in case v. Taiwan Semiconductor to allow it to appeal adverse claim construction ruling

Patent Properties patent utility said to be compelling though facing long odds

Jay Walker’s Patent Properties Inc. (PPRO) recently added Intellectual Ventures to the formidable list of initial users of its new subscription-based software service, which allows users to list underutilized patents for no cost or pay to receive information, licenses, expert assistance and legal fee discounts. Intellectual Ventures agreed to list several thousand of its patents [...]

By | April 10th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Patent Properties patent utility said to be compelling though facing long odds

Finjan licenses cyber security to Finland’s F-Secure for $1M in cash

Finjan Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said it signed a licensing agreement with Finland’s F-Secure Corp. in a transaction worth $1 million in cash. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Finjan will receive $700,000 on April 20 and another $300,000 on or before March 31, 2016, according to a filing with the [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Finjan licenses cyber security to Finland’s F-Secure for $1M in cash

Acacia may face exceptional case fees in Adaptix suits against Apple, AT&T Mobility and Verizon

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the licensing company run by CEO Matthew Vella, is facing motions for exceptional case fees in a series of infringement actions its Adaptix Inc. unit filed against Apple Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC and Verizon Wireless LLC after having its case thrown out. Mark Selwyn, a partner with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Comments Off on Acacia may face exceptional case fees in Adaptix suits against Apple, AT&T Mobility and Verizon