WiLAN’s Collabo Innovations unit reaches licensing deal with Powertech, terms undisclosed

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said its subsidiary, Collabo Innovations Inc., has entered into a patent license agreement with Powertech Technology Inc., for technology related to semiconductor packaging. Ottawa-based WiLAN acquired the patents from Panasonic in 2013. Powertech is a leading provider of integrated circuit backend services including [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on WiLAN’s Collabo Innovations unit reaches licensing deal with Powertech, terms undisclosed

(Update2) Spherix reaches licensing settlement with RPX giving patent aggregator right to sublicense patents to RPX members

Spherix Inc. (SPEX), the patent licensing company run by CEO Anthony Hays, said it reached a licensing agreement with RPX Corp. (RPXC) in which the patent aggregator and provider of patent litigation and loss control services agreed to cancel a $5 million payment it was owed by Spherix in connection with preferred shares issued to [...]

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(Update1) Samsung invests at least $23M in Netlist as part of agreement to develop standardized non-volatile memory storage systems for cloud computing and other applications

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and its venture capital arm are investing at least $23 million in Netlist Inc., the memory technology and licensing company run by CEO C.K. Hong as part of a strategic partnership to develop a new class of non-volatile memory storage solutions (NV-P) based on Samsung’s NAND Flash and DRAM products and [...]

By | November 28th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update1) Samsung invests at least $23M in Netlist as part of agreement to develop standardized non-volatile memory storage systems for cloud computing and other applications

Vringo’s 1-for-10 reverse stock split will be effective on Nov. 27, begin post split trading on Nov. 30

Vringo Inc. (VRNG), the patent licensing company run by CEO Andrew Perlman, said today that a one-for-10 reverse stock would become effective at 5 pm, Eastern Time, on Nov. 27 and the stock will begin trading on a post-split basis on Monday, Nov. 30. New York-based Vringo said the reverse stock split is intended to [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Vringo’s 1-for-10 reverse stock split will be effective on Nov. 27, begin post split trading on Nov. 30

(Update1) St. Clair IP, Niro, Haller & Niro avoid exceptional case fees sought by Toshiba

A federal judge denied Toshiba Corp.’s motion for $2 million in exceptional case fees against St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants and its attorneys at Niro, Haller & Niro in an infringement dispute over patents related to personal computers. St. Clair filed suit against Acer Inc., Acer America Corp., Dell Inc., Gateway Cos. Inc. Gateway Inc., [...]

By | November 24th, 2015|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Comments Off on (Update1) St. Clair IP, Niro, Haller & Niro avoid exceptional case fees sought by Toshiba

Unwired Planet’s Teksler gets first win in U.K. against Samsung, Huawei, aims to establish framework for valuing standard essential patents

Unwired Planet Inc. (UPIP), the licensing company that lost two thirds of its value after it acquired 2,150 patents from Ericsson AB in a much criticized deal, was zero for 28 in patent infringement cases before former Technicolor and Apple Inc. licensing executive Boris Teksler became CEO. Since Teksler joined June 1, Los Altos, Calif.-based [...]

By | November 24th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Unwired Planet’s Teksler gets first win in U.K. against Samsung, Huawei, aims to establish framework for valuing standard essential patents

Judge upholds $39.5M verdict Finjan won from Blue Coat Systems

A U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif. upheld the $39.5 million award Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, won from Blue Coat Systems Inc. Blue Coat, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., had argued that the verdict and award should be tossed because Finjan had waited too long [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Judge upholds $39.5M verdict Finjan won from Blue Coat Systems

Pendrell shares test new 52-week low after court rules Apple didn’t infringe

Shares of Pendrell Corp. (PCO) fell 32% today after an 8-person jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Friday found that Apple Inc. didn’t infringe certain claims of five digital rights management patents owned by Pendrell’s ContentGuard Holdings Inc. subsidiary. Shares of Pendrell fell 25 cents to 53 cents [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Comments Off on Pendrell shares test new 52-week low after court rules Apple didn’t infringe

Shares of Unwired Planet gain as much as 18% after win in London against Samsung and Huawei

Shares of Unwired Planet (UPIP) soared as much as 18% after the patent licensing company run by CEO Boris Teksler, won its first patent infringement case in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, Patents Court in London against Samsung Electronics Co. and Huawei Technologies Co. Unwired Planet shares gained as much as [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Shares of Unwired Planet gain as much as 18% after win in London against Samsung and Huawei

ParkerVision extends shareholder rights plan for 5 years, lowers exercise price to $1.45

ParkerVision, Inc. (PRKR), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, said it has amended its shareholder protection rights agreement dated Nov. 21, 2005 to extend the expiration date to Nov. 20, 2020 and decrease the exercise price under the rights agreement to $1.45. Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision said the amendment to the rights agreement [...]

By | November 20th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on ParkerVision extends shareholder rights plan for 5 years, lowers exercise price to $1.45