Marathon’s TLI Communications unit enforces injunctions against Pinterest in Germany

Marathon Patent Group (MARA), the patent licensing and commercialization company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said that on May 27 its TLI Communications GmbH unit enforced injunctions against Pinterest Germany GmbH. The enforcement of the injunctions follows two favorable first instance patent infringement rulings issued April 21, 2016 involving the German part of European patent [...]

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ParkerVision gets another $2M from Juridica’s Brickell to continue ITC action and enforcement actions

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the patent monetization company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, said it received another $2 million in funding from Brickell Key Investments LP, bringing the total funding from the unit of Juridica Asset Management to $13 million. Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision said half of the funds will be restricted for use in specified future [...]

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Uniloc launches raft of enforcement actions against Google, Line Europe-Americas and others

Uniloc Luxembourg SA, the patent monetization firm whose merger with Marathon Patent Group (MARA) was scuttled because Uniloc couldn’t provide timely financial statements, has filed new enforcement actions involving three patents against Google Inc. and Line Euro-Americas Corp. and involving two patents against, Amazing Charts LLC, CompuGroup Medical, McKesson Corp. and Medical Information Technology, doing [...]

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(Update2) Caltech brings enforcement actions against Broadcom Ltd. and Apple involving coding system patents

The California Institute of Technology filed a enforcement action alleging infringement of four coding system patents by Broadcom Ltd. and Apple Inc. The action filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles names Broadcom, Broadcom Corp., Avago Technologies and Apple. Avago recently acquired Broadcom for $37 billion. Caltech alleges that Broadcom and its affiliates and [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update2) Caltech brings enforcement actions against Broadcom Ltd. and Apple involving coding system patents

With revenue ebbing, Tessera is betting big on enforcement war with Broadcom

Tessera Technologies Inc. (TSRA), the technology licensing company run by CEO Tom Lacey, is betting tens of millions of dollars this year on a multiple jurisdictional patent enforcement campaign against Broadcom and its affiliates and customers at a time when Tessera's revenue is declining and its expenses are rising. San Jose, California-based Tessera earlier this [...]

By | May 26th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on With revenue ebbing, Tessera is betting big on enforcement war with Broadcom

(Update1) RPX settles proxy fight with Mangrove, puts representative on board, increases buyback by $50M

RPX Corp. (RPXC), the patent aggregator and risk management company run by CEO John Amster, said it reached a settlement agreement with Mangrove Partners, the investment manager run by Nathaniel August, and has appointed a Mangrove representative to its board. San Francisco-based RPX said Gilbert Palter will serve as a director and a member of [...]

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VirnetX CEO Kendall Larsen and his wife and other insiders acquire more restricted shares, options

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC) CEO Kendall Larsen, his wife and two senior executives recently acquired restricted stock units and options to purchase common stock of the patent licensing that won a $625.6 million award from Apple Inc. earlier this year. Larsen acquired 26,667 restricted stock units which represent a right to receive a common shares. [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on VirnetX CEO Kendall Larsen and his wife and other insiders acquire more restricted shares, options

Spherix says it’s actively pursuing revenue producing alternatives to patent monetization

Spherix Inc. (SPEX), the patent licensing company pursuing enforcement actions against L3 Communications Inc., TW Telecommunications Inc., Fairpoint Communications Inc., with the financial backing of Dean Becker’s Equitable IP, is the latest patent assertion company to say it is pursuing revenue producing alternatives to patent monetization. Bethesda, Maryland-based joins rivals including FORM Holdings Corp. (FH), [...]

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Tessera launches ‘significant and material’ enforcement campaign against Broadcom

Tessera Technologies Inc. (TSRA), the technology licensing company run by CEO Tom Lacey, said it launched a multi-jurisdiction patent enforcement campaign against Broadcom Ltd. and eight of its distributors related to eight patents related to semiconductor circuitry and packaging. San Jose, California-based Tessera said the proceedings are in the United States International Trade Commission, the [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Tessera launches ‘significant and material’ enforcement campaign against Broadcom

Spherix shares more than double after second licensing deal with RPX Corp.

Spherix Inc. (SPEX), the patent licensing company run by CEO Anthony Hayes, said it reached a second licensing agreement with RPX Corp. (RPXC) for $4.36 million in cash, cancellation of of 381,967 shares of Series H convertible preferred stock. Shares of Spherix more than doubled to $3.87 after the agreement was announced today. They gained [...]

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