(Update4) Marathon gets accelerated royalty payment related to Orthophoenix

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent licensing company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said it received an accelerated royalty payment, the terms of which were not disclosed, related to its Orthophoenix LLC subsidiary. The Los Angeles-based company said the one-time payment represents an acceleration of an unpredictable quarterly revenue steam, which had been subject [...]

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WiLAN signs licensing agreement with MobileDemand over technology acquired in May

WiLAN (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said yesterday its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mobile Data Off-Loading Inc., entered into a patent license agreement with MobileDemand LLC covering technology that transfers communications between Wi-Fi and cellular wireless networks. The Ottawa-based company said the terms of the licensing agreement were confidential. Skippen said in [...]

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Crossroads registers shares to allow certain shareholders to sell or convert their holdings

Crossroads Systems Inc. (CRDS), the patent licensing company run by CEO Richard Coleman Jr., on Oct. 5 filed a registration statement that will allow certain shareholders to sell or convert shares purchased in three private placements of common stock and warrants, convertible preferred stock and warrants and a placement of promissory notes. Austin, Texas-based Crossroads [...]

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(Update4) Vringo shares plunge 41.1% after Supreme Court declines to reverse Federal Circuit ruling throwing out $30M award against Google

The U.S. Supreme Court as expected denied Vringo Inc.’s (VRNG) petition for a review and reversal of a appellate court decision in August 2014 which invalidated the patent at issue in an infringement dispute between the patent licensing company’s I/P Engine unit and Google. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit also threw out [...]

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Struggling DSS names Newport Coast Securities’ Sanders to its board

Document Security Systems Inc. (DSS), the patent licensing company negotiating to extend the contract of CEO Jeff Ronaldi, said it named Joseph L. Sanders to its board. Sanders currently serves as vice president of investments and banking at Newport Coast Securities in Huntington Beach, California. The Rochester, N.Y.-based company said in a filing with the [...]

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PTAB swats away another IPR filed against Marathon’s Signal IP by American Honda

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA) the patent licensing company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said Monday, Oct. 5 that on Sept. 29 the Patent Trial and Appeals Board denied American Honda Motor Co.’s petition for inter partes review of a patent related to airbags. The patent in question is U.S.Patent No. 5,732,375, which is titled [...]

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ParkerVision shares hit new low after Federal Circuit denies rehearing of ruling of non infringement in Qualcomm case

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as expected denied ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR) request for a rehearing of the non-infringement decision in the patent licensing company’s infringement dispute with Qualcomm. ParkerVision Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Parker expressed disappointment with the decision on the rehearing, though he noted such rehearings are rarely granted. ”We believe [...]

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WiLAN’s Collabo unit reaches licensing deal with ON Semi ending part of dispute in federal court in Delaware

WiLAN (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said its Collabo Innovations Inc. subsidiary has entered into a patent license agreement with ON Semiconductor Corp. relating to image sensing technology, which is used in a variety of electronic devices. ON Semi is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions. Its products include automotive, [...]

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Judge denies stay of Marathon unit Signal IP’s infringement action against Ford and Fiat

Marathon Patent Group Inc.(MARA), the patent licensing company merging with Uniloc Luxembourg SA in a combination worth $90 million, said that on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, said a federal judge in Detroit denied a motion by Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC to stay an infringement action pending the outcome of an [...]

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