WiLAN acquires third portfolio of medical technology patents for share of future licensing revenue

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said its medical technology unit Surgical Irrigation Technologies has acquired a portfolio of patented surgical ablation and irrigation systems from an unnamed seller for an undisclosed share of a future revenue. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said all other terms of the agreement are confidential. [...]

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(UPDATE2) Andrulis Pharmaceuticals, which sold rights to patents to Marathon, intentionally deceived the PTO, judge rules

Andrulis Pharmaceuticals Corp., which sold contractual rights to the economic interests of patents to Marathon Patent Group (MARA), intentionally deceived an examiner of the U.S. Patent Office during a review of an application for a patent for the treatment of cancer with a combination of thalidomide and other anti-cancer agents. That’s the conclusion of Magistrate Judge [...]

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Federal Circuit’s Versata ruling seen as positive for patent owners despite affirming invalidation of patent

Patent owners may be slightly cheered by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s July 9 decision in Versata Development Group v. SAP America, even though it affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeals Board’s decision to invalidate the patent at issue in the covered business method review. That’s because the Federal Circuit held that [...]

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Marathon’s Signal IP unit sues Toyota, Hyundai for patent infringement

Marathon Patent Group (MARA), the patent monetization company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said its Signal IP Inc. filed patent infringement lawsuits against Toyota North America, Toyota Motor Sales USA and Hyundai Motor America. The suits were filed in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California in Los Angeles before Judges Andre Birotte [...]

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(Update1) Inventergy asks shareholders to approve reverse stock split, becoming third patent monetizer to consider such action

Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT), the patent monetization company run by CEO Joe Beyers, is asking shareholders to approve a reverse stock split at its annual meeting in September, to remain in compliance with the Nasdaq Stock Market’s minimum listing requirements. Campbell, Calif.-based Inventergy said it considering a split ratio of 1-for-2 to 1-for-10 to be [...]

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Greece exit from euro, China share slump seen hurting capital raising by patent monetizers

Vringo Inc. (VRNG) and Blue Calypso Inc. (BCYP), who have filed registration statements to raise equity, may face increasingly onerous terms as they negotiate financing in the second half of the year especially if market volatility increases due to the expected exit of Greece from the euro currency and the recent rout of the Chinese equity [...]

By | July 9th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Greece exit from euro, China share slump seen hurting capital raising by patent monetizers

(UPDATE4) Federal Circuit denies Cuozzo Speed’s en banc appeal of PTAB ruling in IPR that invalidated patents

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a 6-5 decision rejected Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC’s petition for an en banc appeal of a decision by a three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit affirming the Patent Trial and Appeals Board’s invalidation of patents based on the broadest reasonable claims construction standard. The opinion written [...]

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(UPDATE2) Judge tosses $533M verdict Smartflash won versus Apple, orders new damages trial

A federal judge in Tyler, Texas has thrown out the $532.9 million jury award Smartflash LLC won against Apple Inc. (APPL) in an infringement case connected to the tech giant’s iTunes technology. Judge Rodney Gilstrap ordered a new trial on damages after ruling that the jury received the wrong instructions on damages. The judge had already [...]

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Crossroads calls Dot Hill’s infringement action retaliation for infringement suit and an effort to disrupt rights offering

Crossroads Systems Inc. (CRDS), the patent monetization company locked in a patent licensing dispute with Dot Hill Systems Corp. (HILL), said an infringement action filed against it by Dot Hill on June 29 may be an attempt to disrupt Crossroads $14 million rights offering. The suit was filed by Dot Hill against Crossroads in U.S. [...]

By | July 7th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Crossroads calls Dot Hill’s infringement action retaliation for infringement suit and an effort to disrupt rights offering

Blue Calypso sees reverse split, capital raise and uplisting as ticket out of penny stock land

Blue Calypso Inc. (BCYP), the patent monetization company run by CEO Andrew Levi, is planning to raise $5 million to $10 million sometime in August or September to help the developer of mobile consumer shopping engagement solutions for retailers, consumers and manufacturers boost its shareholders equity, complete an up-listing to a national exchange and have [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Blue Calypso sees reverse split, capital raise and uplisting as ticket out of penny stock land