Network-1 CEO Horowitz says investors miss the value in its active litigations against Apple and others

Corey Horowitz, the CEO of Network-1 Technologies (NTIP) believes his company is seriously undervalued because investors don’t give it credit for the $81 million in licensing deals under its belt, the $25 million in cash on its balance sheet, the quality of of its active litigation and the licensing revenue it is likely to achieve [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Network-1 CEO Horowitz says investors miss the value in its active litigations against Apple and others

Inventergy says Panasonic, Fortress providing flexibility on guaranteed payments

Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT), the patent licensing company that owes more than $6 million in guaranteed payments to Panasonic Corp. and Fortress Investment Group by the end of the year, said its stakeholders including Panasonic and Fortress have agreed to give it greater flexibility in making those payments. Campbell, Calif.-based Inventergy owes a $4.67 million [...]

By | December 8th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Inventergy says Panasonic, Fortress providing flexibility on guaranteed payments

BGC’s Chart Trading files four actions against trading companies over patents related to electronic trading systems

Chart Trading Development LLC, a unit of BGC Partners and its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald, the London and New York-based financial services companies run by CEO Howard Lutnick, on Dec. 3 filed four patent infringement actions against about 26 trading companies in the U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas for infringement of patents related to electronic [...]

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(Update2) ZTE agrees to settle multi-jurisdictional infringement war with Vringo for $21.5M

Vringo Inc. (VRNG), the patent licensing company run by CEO Andrew Perlman, said it reached a settlement of its multi-jurisdictional infringement war with ZTE Corp. for $21.5 million. New York-based Vringo said the settlement includes all and any pending litigation and proceedings between the parties relating, among others, to patent infringements and patent invalidity claims. [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update2) ZTE agrees to settle multi-jurisdictional infringement war with Vringo for $21.5M

NPE infringement actions ahead of last year’s pace and said to show ‘enormous’ adaptability

Infringement actions by non-practicing entities were already ahead of last years pace through the first three quarters of this year even before the Dec. 1 deadline for new pleading standards caused a rush of filings in November and especially on Nov. 30. According to data from RPX Corp. (RPXC), the patent aggregator and provider of [...]

By | December 5th, 2015|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Comments Off on NPE infringement actions ahead of last year’s pace and said to show ‘enormous’ adaptability

PTAB institutes IPR against patent owned by Uniloc Luxembourg

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has instituted an inter partes review of a patent for a system for software registration owned by Uniloc Luxembourg SA, the company merging with Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA) in a merger worth $91 million in stock when announced. The petition was filed by Kofax Inc. which is being [...]

By | December 4th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on PTAB institutes IPR against patent owned by Uniloc Luxembourg

Federal Circuit judge’s ‘strange’ prescription for fixing Mayo, Alice rulings in opinion on denial of en banc Sequenom review said to underscore confusion and danger of those rulings

Judge Timothy Dyk of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which denied an en banc review of a decision affirming that Sequenom Inc.’s (SQNM) development of a fetal DNA test wasn’t patentable, shares many of his colleagues’ concerns that the test of patentable subject matter established by the Supreme Court’s Mayo and Alice [...]

By | December 4th, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Federal Circuit judge’s ‘strange’ prescription for fixing Mayo, Alice rulings in opinion on denial of en banc Sequenom review said to underscore confusion and danger of those rulings

Unwired Planet, Vringo, Marathon’s international strategy has yet to win significant payday

Given changes in the U.S. patent system wrought by the America Invents Act, the inability to seek injunctive relief and recent appellate court decisions, patent licensing companies including Unwired Planet Inc. (UPIP), Vringo Inc. (VRNG) and Marathon Patent Group (MARA) increasingly have been stressing their strategy for bringing infringement actions outside the U.S. So far, [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Unwired Planet, Vringo, Marathon’s international strategy has yet to win significant payday

Patent monetizers filed record 790 enforcement actions in November 2015

Patent monetization companies filed a record 790 infringement cases in November 2015 including 259 on Nov. 30 alone, 196 of which were filed in the Eastern District of Texas that has a reputation for being patent owner friendly, according to data from Lex Machina and Pacer. The increase in patent enforcement actions came just before [...]

By | December 2nd, 2015|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|Comments Off on Patent monetizers filed record 790 enforcement actions in November 2015

(Update2) PTAB invalidation of DSS patent claims may harm capital raising efforts

A decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidating most of the claims of a Document Security Systems (DSS) patent at issue in infringement actions against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Samsung Electronics could hurt the patent licensing company’s efforts to raise up to $2 million by the end of the month. Rochester, N.Y.-based [...]

By | December 2nd, 2015|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update2) PTAB invalidation of DSS patent claims may harm capital raising efforts