Quest Patent Research CEO Scahill is prepping for profits down the road amid protracted downturn in patent market

Jon Scahill, the CEO of Quest Patent Research Corp. (QPRC), the nano-cap patent licensing company that agreed to pay $3 million for a portfolio of patents from Intellectual Ventures in October, doesn’t see a bottom in sight for the patent market this year as market observers including Erich Spangenberg have been predicting since the fall. [...]

By | January 29th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Quest Patent Research CEO Scahill is prepping for profits down the road amid protracted downturn in patent market

(Update3) Unwired Planet says it lost second of five U.K. enforcement actions against Samsung and Huawei

Unwired Planet Inc. (UPIP), the patent licensing company run by Boris Teksler, said it lost the second of five enforcement actions against Samsung Electronics and Huawei Technologies Co. in U.K. court. The decision by Judge Colin Birss in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, Patents Court in London comes after he found [...]

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(UPDATE2) PTAB invalidates Crossroads System patent at issue in actions against Cisco, Quantum, Oracle and Dot Hill

Shares of Crossroads Systems Inc. (CRDS) fell as much as 54% after the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled in a final written decision that the claims of the company’s patent 6,425,035 B2 patent were unpatentable. Crossroads shares fell 55 cents, or 59%, to 38 cents in trading after the PTAB decisions in the inter [...]

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VirnetX, Marathon, Acacia and others suing Apple face diminishing returns even with strict proof of damages

By all targeting Apple Inc. (APPL) with infringement actions at the same time, VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), Marathon Patent Group (MARA), Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG) and many other non-practicing entities may be coming up against the law of diminishing returns as they alienate judges and even juries, not to mention Apple Inc. Apple was sued [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on VirnetX, Marathon, Acacia and others suing Apple face diminishing returns even with strict proof of damages

Ocean Tomo alleged to have harassed and withheld comp of others besides Michael Friedman

Michael Friedman’s legal dispute with Ocean Tomo LLC, the patent brokerage run by CEO James Malackowski, is only the latest example of the ways Ocean Tomo has allegedly harassed and/or withheld compensation from its own partners, business partners and employees. Friedman sued Ocean Tomo in Cook County Circuit Court in December alleging that Ocean Tomo [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Ocean Tomo alleged to have harassed and withheld comp of others besides Michael Friedman

Marathon hopes to benefit from $234M WARF award against Apple in its Dynamic Advances/RPI action against Apple

Marathon Patent Group (MARA), the patent licensing company run by CEO Doug Croxall, is betting it can leverage some of the arguments the University of Wisconsin used against Apple Inc. to win a $234 million award in an enforcement action Marathon’s Dynamic Advances unit and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute filed against Apple. At stake for Los [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Marathon hopes to benefit from $234M WARF award against Apple in its Dynamic Advances/RPI action against Apple

Vringo recasts itself as shrewder patent monetizer with cash and growth products after disappointing ZTE settlement

Vringo Inc. (VRNG), the patent monetization company run by CEO Andrew Perlman, is trying to recast itself to its deeply disappointed shareholder base as a relatively well financed operating company with growth prospects and a slimmed down and shrewder patent monetization strategy. The rebranding comes after the New York-based patent monetization company won $21.5 million [...]

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WiLAN inks sixth license of 2016, this time with Thermo Fisher Scientific

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said its subsidiary, Advanced Microscopy Inc., has entered into a license agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The license relates to technology that provides enhanced image processing capabilities. Potential applications relate to the life sciences, material sciences, and semiconductor [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on WiLAN inks sixth license of 2016, this time with Thermo Fisher Scientific

Inventergy raises another $2.5M in private placement of convertible preferred

Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT), the patent licensing company run by CEO Joseph Beyers, said it raised $2.5 million in a private placement of convertible preferred shares and warrants to new and existing investors. Campbell, California-based Inventergy said the placement was arranged by Chardan Capital Markets. Inventergy said it is issuing Series C convertible preferred stock [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Inventergy raises another $2.5M in private placement of convertible preferred

Cyber Instruments sells portfolio of patents related to mass flow control in semiconductor manufacturing in deal brokered by Tangible IP

Cyber Instruments Technology LLC, the cyber-technology company run by CEO Thomas Brown, sold a portfolio of patents pertaining to the field of mass flow control for semiconductor manufacturing to an undisclosed buyer for an undisclosed amount. The deal was arranged by Tangible IP LLC, the patent brokerage run by Louis Carbonneau. The details about the [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Cyber Instruments sells portfolio of patents related to mass flow control in semiconductor manufacturing in deal brokered by Tangible IP