ParkerVision raises another $1M in private placement as it pursues ITC complaint versus Apple, Qualcomm and others

ParkerVision Corp. (PRKR), the patent monetization company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, said it raised $1 million in private placement of common stock priced at a 24% discount to yesterday’s close. Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision said it issued slightly more than 4.54 million shares of common stock at 22 cents a share, which was well below [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on ParkerVision raises another $1M in private placement as it pursues ITC complaint versus Apple, Qualcomm and others

(Update1) Dusseldorf District Court hands Unwired Planet infringement rulings against Samsung, Huawei and LG

Unwired Planet Inc. (UPIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Boris Teksler, said a Dusseldorf District Court in Germany handed it an infringement victory against Samsung, Huawei and LG Electronics on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Shares of Unwired Planet surged 19% or $1.70 to $10.66 in midday trading. They'e traded between $6.48 and $13.20 oer [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update1) Dusseldorf District Court hands Unwired Planet infringement rulings against Samsung, Huawei and LG

Centerbridge, Equitable IP and PanOptis are investing in patents to bring enforcement actions as public IP companies struggle

Centerbridge Partners, the investment manager run by Jeffrey Aronson and Mark Gallogly, Equitable IP Holdings, the patent monetization firm run by Dean Becker, and Panoptis Patent Management, the patent monetizer run by Leslie Ware, are among the few brave souls raising funds for investing in patents and enforcement action at a time when publicly traded [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Centerbridge, Equitable IP and PanOptis are investing in patents to bring enforcement actions as public IP companies struggle

Shares of 01 Communique Laboratory plunge 91% after unfavorable jury verdict in case against Citrix in Northern District of Ohio

Shares of 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (TSXV:ONE) fell 91% after the Canadian patent licensing company said it received an unfavorable decision in its patent litigation against Citrix Systems Inc. in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Decision. Toronto-based 01 Communique said a jury held that Citrix did not infringe 01 Communique’s [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Shares of 01 Communique Laboratory plunge 91% after unfavorable jury verdict in case against Citrix in Northern District of Ohio

(Update3) Michael Friedman has left Ocean Tomo and is suing the firm for $922,859 in compensation in connection with Centerbridge-Blackberry deal

Michael Friedman, a managing director at Ocean Tomo, has left the Chicago-based firm after nine years and is suing the company in Cook County Court for unlawful withholding of compensation. The complaint also name Andrew Carter, the managing director of the expert services practice group at Ocean Tomo, as well as James Malackowski, the CEO [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update3) Michael Friedman has left Ocean Tomo and is suing the firm for $922,859 in compensation in connection with Centerbridge-Blackberry deal

ParkerVision says ITC has opened investigation of unfair trade practices of Apple, LG, Samsung and Qualcomm

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the patent monetization company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, said the the U.S. International Trade Commission has instituted an investigation of the unfair trade practices complaint ParkerVision filed against Apple Inc., LG, Samsung and Qualcomm Inc. Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision said the alleged unfair trade practices under investigation relate to the importation, sale [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on ParkerVision says ITC has opened investigation of unfair trade practices of Apple, LG, Samsung and Qualcomm

Leslie Ware’s Optis and Panoptis file infringement actions v. Blackberry, Kyocera and ZTE

Leslie Ware’s Optis Wireless Technology and Panoptis Patent Management filed infringement actions on Jan. 17 against Blackberry Corp., Kyocera Communications Corp. and ZTE Corp. Optis and Panoptis filed two actions against Blackberry and two against Kyocera and one against ZTE. All the actions were filed in U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas. Optis and Panoptis [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Leslie Ware’s Optis and Panoptis file infringement actions v. Blackberry, Kyocera and ZTE

Update1) Technicolor eliminates 50 positions in its IP licensing business headed by Arvin Patel

Technicolor, the licensing company that last week ousted Stephane Rougeot as deputy CEO of technology, is slashing about 50 positions in its patent licensing business headed by Arvin Patel. The 50 positions represent about 34% of the positions in Technicolor’s IP licensing business, which Patel has run since joining in September. Technicolor's licensing business consisted [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Update1) Technicolor eliminates 50 positions in its IP licensing business headed by Arvin Patel

(Update2) Rosellini Scientific teams with Spangenberg’s nXn Partners to challenge patent behind Nucynta in IPR filing

Rosellini Scientific LLC, an an operational investment company founded and run by CEO Will Rosellini, and Erich Spangenberg’s nXn Partners LLC have filed a petition for inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 7,994,364, the patent behind the drug Nucynta, which is a pain medication sold by Depomed Inc.. Nucynta was the target of a [...]

By | January 16th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update2) Rosellini Scientific teams with Spangenberg’s nXn Partners to challenge patent behind Nucynta in IPR filing

PTAB denies six IPRs filed by Symantec to invalidate Finjan patent

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board handed it a major victory in denying six of Symantec Corp.’s petitions for inter partes review of Finjan patents. The East Palo Alto, California-based company said the PTAB denied two IPRs on U.S. [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on PTAB denies six IPRs filed by Symantec to invalidate Finjan patent