(Update2) Qualcomm brings enforcement action against China’s Meizu in Beijing Intellectual Property Court

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company that last year paid $975 million to settle anti-competition charges brought by China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), said it filed a patent enforcement complaint against Meizu Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese electronics company, in the Beijing Intellectual Property Court. The San Diego, California-based company, run by [...]

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(Update1) WiLAN, Marathon and others are following outcome of Apple’s dispute with Chinese startup ahead of their own enforcement actions in China

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), Marathon Patent Group (MARA) and other patent licensing companies, are closely following the outcome of the patent dispute between Apple Inc. (APPL) and Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services Co., a Shenzhen, China-based startup, ahead of their own Chinese enforcement campaigns. Baili recently won an injunction against Apple in their dispute over design patents [...]

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Apple may be wise to settle patent dispute with Chinese startup Baili to ease its access to China

Apple Inc. (APPL) might be wise to settle an infringement dispute over a patent covering smartphone design filed by Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services Co., after a Beijing court handed the struggling Chinese startup an injunction against the American giant's sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China if Apple wants to preserve its [...]

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Supreme Court affirms Federal Circuit in ruling on reasonableness of IPR proceedings

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday June 20 ruled in Cuozzo Speed v. Michelle Lee that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s rule making with regard to the inter partes review process was reasonable and that the claims construction standard used by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board also was appropriate and intended by Congress. [...]

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Activision Blizzard files action against Acceleration Bay to forestall refiling of thrown out enforcement action

Gaming company Activision Blizzard filed a patent infringement action in U.S. District Court in San Jose, California against Acceleration Bay LLC, seeking a declaratory judgement of patents related to the World of Warcraft game that the non-practicing entity acquired from Boeing Co. The complaint is designed to forestall Redwood City, California-based Acceleration Bay from re-filing [...]

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Inventergy’s new Inventergy Innovations unit signs agreement with GTX to lead monetization of three GTX patents

Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT), the patent licensing company run by CEO Joe Beyers, said its new subsidiary Inventergy Innovations LLC entered into a definitive agreement with GTX Corp (GTXO), an Internet of Things, or IoT, platform in the personal location wearable and wandering assistive technology business, to lead GTX's monetization efforts for its wearable technologies [...]

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(Update2) Unwired Planet changes name to Great Elm Capital, wins dispute with Microsoft that will bring in $10M

Unwired Planet Inc. (UPIP), which is selling its patent portfolio to Leslie Ware’s Optus UP Holdings for up to $40 million, said it changed its name to Great Elm Capital Group Inc. and adopted the new ticker symbol GEC in recognition of its intent to become an asset manager. The Los Altos, California-based company, which [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update2) Unwired Planet changes name to Great Elm Capital, wins dispute with Microsoft that will bring in $10M

(Update2) Form Holdings shares gain 9.6% as FliCharge unit begins selling wireless charging technology on Indiegogo

Shares of Form Holdings Corp. (FH), the holding company and patent monetization company formerly known as Vringo Inc., gained 19 cents, or 9.6%, to $2.18 on Wednesday June 15 after the company launched a campaign for its FliCharge unit to sell its wireless charging technology on Indiegogo. The shares touched a 52-week high of $2.40 [...]

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(Update1) High Court’s Halo decision may allow Amgen to ask court to reconsider enhanced damages in enforcement dispute with Sanofi

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) may be able to win enhanced damages from Sanofi (SNF) and Regeneron (REGN) in their patent infringement dispute over patents related to competing cholesterol drugs, even though a district judge prevented the jury who declared the patents valid from hearing an argument for willful infringement, patent market observers said. That’s because Judge [...]

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(Update1) Finjan, VirnetX shares may soar if they can win enhanced damages against Blue Coat and Apple after Supreme Court’s ruling in Halo and Stryker

Finjan Holdings (FNJN), the cybersecurity licensing company that won a $39.5 million jury award from Blue Coat Systems, and VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the technology licensing company that won a $625.6 million award from Apple, may see their valuations soar if they can take advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new ruling easing the way [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update1) Finjan, VirnetX shares may soar if they can win enhanced damages against Blue Coat and Apple after Supreme Court’s ruling in Halo and Stryker