Great IP Recession seen ending in 2016, recovery in 2017

When WiLAN Inc.(WILN) CEO Jim Skippen decided to postpone his retirement for at least three years to oversee the restructuring of the patent licensing company’s business, it perhaps was the first indication about the depth and duration of the Great Recession in the patent market. Skippen’s overhaul includes cutting 30% of Ottawa-based WiLAN’s workforce as [...]

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Vringo asks court to order Google to release documents it received from ZTE

Vringo Inc. (VRNG), the patent licensing company run by Andrew Perlman, has asked a federal court to order Google Inc. to release documents it received from ZTE Corp. which the tech giants claim are confidential, saying they have offered no rationale for keeping them confidential. Google has refused to release the documents, which contained information [...]

By | November 11th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Vringo asks court to order Google to release documents it received from ZTE

Trend Micro takes license to SRI patents from Marathon’s Selene Communications

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent licensing company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said its Selene Communication Technologies LLC unit reached a settlement and license agreement with Trend Micro Inc. in connection with patents purchased from SRI Institute. The agreement ends an infringement action Selene Communication filed against Trend Micro January 2015 in U.S. [...]

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Walker Innovations is seeking partner to fund Haystack IQ subscription service

Walker Innovations Inc. (WLKR), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jonathan Ellenthal, said it is seeking a strategic partner to fund its Haystack IQ Big-Data driven intellectual property development subscription services. Ellenthal said in a statement the company is looking for a strategic partner to help it fund the development of Haystack IQ and [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Walker Innovations is seeking partner to fund Haystack IQ subscription service

(Update1) Inventergy posts wider 3rd Qtr loss on higher interest expenses from Fortress loans

Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT), the patent licensing company run by CEO Joe Beyers, posted a wider net loss in the third quarter of 2015 on higher net interest expense from loans from a unit of Fortress Investment Group and lower revenue and expenses. Shares of Inventergy slid 32%, or 8 cents, to 16 cents in [...]

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Finjan Holdings posts 3rd Qtr loss on higher litigation expenses

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said it swung to a net loss on the third quarter of 2015 on lower than expected revenue and higher expenses for research and development, litigation and other expenses. The East Palo Alto, Calif.-based company posted a net loss of $4.7 million, [...]

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(Update1) Vringo posts slightly narrower 3rd Qtr net loss on lower legal expenses

Vringo Inc. (VRNG), the patent licensing company run by CEO Andrew Perlman, posted a slightly narrower net loss in the third quarter of 2015 driven by lower legal and patent amortization costs. New York-based Vringo posted a third quarter net loss of of $11.87 million, or 12 cents a share, compared with a net loss [...]

By | November 9th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update1) Vringo posts slightly narrower 3rd Qtr net loss on lower legal expenses

(Update1) VirnetX 3rd Qtr net loss widens on higher royalty and R&D expenses

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the patent licensing company run by CEO Kendall Larsen, said its third quarter net loss widened on higher than expected royalty expenses and research and development. The Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based company said its third quarter net loss was $6.1million, or 12 cents a share, compared with $4.47 million, or 9 cents [...]

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(Update1) Unwired Planet’s fiscal 1st Qtr net loss narrows on lower litigation expenses

Unwired Planet Inc. (UPIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Boris Teksler, posted a narrower net loss in the first fiscal quarter of 2015 as lower litigation expense made up for an increase in licensing expenses. The Reno, Nevada-based company said its net loss was $10.2 million, or 9 cents a share, compared with [...]

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ParkerVision posts narrower third quarter loss on cost cutting and switch to contingent law firms

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, said it posted a narrower net loss in the third quarter as a result of cost cutting and a switch to contingent arrangement with its attorneys on ongoing litigation Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision said its net loss for the third quarter of 2015 fell [...]

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