Patent monetizers are betting new innovative product businesses will drive licensing revenue

Patent monetization companies may be trying to emerge from the ashes of their struggling business models as transformed technology companies with consistently innovative products that will serve to drive licensing revenue. They may be aiming for the success of larger technology companies including Qualcomm, Ericsson, InterDigital, Tessera Technologies and Rambus, who spend millions of dollars [...]

By | May 12th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Patent monetizers are betting new innovative product businesses will drive licensing revenue

(Update1) IP Nav’s Spangenberg joins Marathon to head acquisitions and licensing in Europe and Asia

Erich Spangenberg, the founder and owner of IP Navigation Group, was named director of acquisitions, licensing and strategy at Marathon Patent Group (MARA), the patent licensing and technology company run by his friend Doug Croxall. Spangenberg previously was an investor in Los Angeles-based Marathon and last year used his influence to allow it to acquire [...]

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Inventergy 1stQtr loss narrows on lower litigation costs, licensing executive Rortveit resigns

Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT), the patent monetization company run by CEO Joe Beyers, posted a much narrower net loss in the first quarter of 2016 because of much lower litigation and other costs. The Campbell, California-based company said its net loss fell to $958,504, or 23 cents a share, from $6.6 million, or $2.47 a [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Inventergy 1stQtr loss narrows on lower litigation costs, licensing executive Rortveit resigns

Medtronic’s David Ruschke appointed Chief Judge of Patent Trial and Appeal Board

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appointed David P. Ruschke as new chief judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), replacing Nathan Kelley, the USPTO’s deputy general counsel and solicitor who had been serving in an acting capacity for 10 months. Ruschke will begin his new role at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, [...]

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Dominion acquires idealAsset for undisclosed amount for its IP transaction analytical tools

Dominion Harbor Group (DHG), the patent monetization and advisory firm run by CEO David Pridham, said it acquired idealAsset, the patent transactional technology firm run by Tom Hochstatter and John Leonard. The companies said the terms are confidential. Dallas-based Dominion Harbor said the deal provides it with a powerful, market-ready set of solutions to complement [...]

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VirnetX Holding Corp. posts wider first quarter loss on higher litigation costs

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the technology licensing company that won a $625.6 million jury award in an infringement action against Apple Inc. that's being appealed, posted a wider net loss in the first quarter of 2016 because of higher litigation costs. Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX said its net loss in the first quarter was $8.61 [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on VirnetX Holding Corp. posts wider first quarter loss on higher litigation costs

FORM Holdings hires sales executive to lead Group Mobile to $50M in revenue within two years

FORM Holdings Corp. (FH), the technology licensing company formerly known as Vringo Inc., said it hired Darin S. White to be president of its subsidiary Group Mobile, the built to order supplier of rugged computers and mobile devices, effective immediately. New York-based FORM has said it expects Group Mobile to be able to double its [...]

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(Update3) Inventergy hires HP’s Cannizzaro to lead new commercialization effort, signs letters of intent to partner with four companies

Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT), the patent monetization company run by CEO Joe Beyers, said it hired Ken Cannizzaro, the former head of technology licensing at Hewlett-Packard Co., to lead a new initiative called Inventergy Innovations LLC. The Campbell, California-based company said the new unit already has entered into binding letters of intent to partner with [...]

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Marathon licenses Orthophoenix patents to Titanium2Bone without litigation

Marathon Patent Group (MARA) the patent licensing and technology company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said its Orthophoenix LLC unit entered into a license agreement with Titanium2Bone Inc. Los Angeles-based Marathon said the consideration to be paid by Titanium2Bone to Orthophoenix and all other commercial terms of the license agreement are confidential. Marathon said the [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on Marathon licenses Orthophoenix patents to Titanium2Bone without litigation

InterDigital CEO Merritt expects to double profit in “reasonable period” of time

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC) CEO Bill Merritt says the technology research and licensing company’s strategy focused on negotiation, research and development, partnerships on innovation and a reluctance to litigate will enable it to double its profitability in the reasonably near future. Wilmington, Delaware-based InterDigital’s licensing revenue has waxed and waned considerably over the last five years. [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on InterDigital CEO Merritt expects to double profit in “reasonable period” of time