WiLAN signs multi-year licensing deal with Kyocera Corp. ending litigation in Eastern District of Texas

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said it has reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Kyocera Corp. for undisclosed terms. "We are pleased to welcome yet another world-class licensee to WiLAN's growing wireless portfolio," Skippen said. ”The signing of Kyocera to this comprehensive agreement is further validation of the [...]

By | December 29th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on WiLAN signs multi-year licensing deal with Kyocera Corp. ending litigation in Eastern District of Texas

Acacia’s Promethean Insulation Technology unit reaches licensing deal with Reflectix

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by interim CEO Marvin Key, said its Promethean Insulation Technology LLC unit reached a patent licensing agreement with Reflectix Inc., a maker of reflective insulation for homes and buildings. The Newport Beach, Calif.-based company said the settlement resolves litigation that had been pending in the U.S. [...]

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Rovi renews worldwide license on entertainment discovery patent portfolio with Sony Corp.

Rovi Corp. (ROVI), the patent licensing company run by CEO Tom Carson, said it has renewed its worldwide license agreement with Sony Corp. The multi-year agreement continues to provide Sony with a license to use Rovi's entertainment discovery patent portfolio for its consumer electronics devices worldwide. The renewal of the Sony license comes a week [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Rovi renews worldwide license on entertainment discovery patent portfolio with Sony Corp.

(Update1) InterDigital reaches licensing deal with Kyocera, raises 4th-Qtr revenue guidance

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the mobile technology research and development company run by CEO William Merritt, said reached a licensing agreement with Kyocera Corp. and also increased its guidance for fourth quarter 2015 revenue to be between $107 million and $111 million. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company said its patent holding subsidiaries have entered into a new [...]

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Acacia Research Corp. may be a target after CEO’s departure, Adaptix loss and share rout

Acacia Research Corp (ACTG), the patent licensing company that is searching for a new CEO after the resignation of Matthew Vella, may be a target or a candidate to go private because its portfolio of intellectual property is more valuable than its current enterprise value of just $40 million. Newport Beach, Calif.-based Acacia yesterday named [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Acacia Research Corp. may be a target after CEO’s departure, Adaptix loss and share rout

WiLAN signs licensing deal with Netflix, shares surged 21% on third licensing pact this week

WiLAN (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said Copy Protection LLC, has entered into a patent license agreement with Netflix Inc. The consideration paid to WiLAN and all other terms of the license agreement are confidential. Shares of WiLAN surged 21% or 26 cents to $1.43 in early trading. They've traded [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on WiLAN signs licensing deal with Netflix, shares surged 21% on third licensing pact this week

(Update1) WiLAN licenses Wi-Fi and other related technologies to NEC, secures fourth Advanced Microscopy license from Keyence Corp. of America

WiLAN (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said it has licensed its wireless patent portfolio including Wi-Fi, HSPA, CDMA and LTE-related technologies to NEC Corp. NEC is a leading multinational provider of telecom carrier equipment and was founded in 1899. This is the third license that NEC Corporation has taken to [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update1) WiLAN licenses Wi-Fi and other related technologies to NEC, secures fourth Advanced Microscopy license from Keyence Corp. of America

(Update2) Blackberry said to have sold its USB power patent portfolio to private equity buyer for $30M

Blackberry Ltd. (BBRY), the telecommunication and wireless equipment company run by CEO John Chen, has sold its USB power patent portfolio to a private-equity firm for $30 million, according to people familiar. The buyer was not disclosed by the people familiar. The deal was handled by Ocean Tomo. Waterloo, Ontario-based Blackberry didn’t return several emails [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update2) Blackberry said to have sold its USB power patent portfolio to private equity buyer for $30M

(Update4) Acacia CEO Matt Vella resigns after damaging verdict in Adaptix suit against Alcatel-Lucent, others

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG) said CEO Matthew Vella has resigned, effective December 21, and that the company has begun a search for his successor and will engage an independent executive search firm to assist in the process. Shares of Acacia fell 10.26% or 45 cents to $3.94 in early trading. Two people familiar with the [...]

By | December 22nd, 2015|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Comments Off on (Update4) Acacia CEO Matt Vella resigns after damaging verdict in Adaptix suit against Alcatel-Lucent, others

Judge rules NPE eDekka must face exceptional case fees after invalidating weak patent at issue in more than 200 lawsuits

EDekka LLC, a Plano, Texas-based non practicing entity that brought more than 200 infringement actions against online retailers who offer a shopping cart feature to their e-commerce websites was found to be a candidate for exceptional case fees by Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas. In a ruling issued Thursday, [...]

By | December 21st, 2015|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Comments Off on Judge rules NPE eDekka must face exceptional case fees after invalidating weak patent at issue in more than 200 lawsuits