Tessera Technologies’ Invensas unit signs licensing agreement with Fraunhofer EMFT

Tessera Technologies Inc. (TSRA), the technology licensing company run by CEO Tom Lacey, said its Invensas Corp. unit signed a licensing agreement with Fraunhofer EMFT to incorporate Invensas' ZiBond and Direct Bond Interconnect technologies into its portfolio of foundry services. The terms of the licensing agreement were not disclosed. ZiBond and DBI technologies are cost-effective, [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

InterDigital execs William and Naccarella are named to industry leadership positions

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC),the technology licensing and research company run by CEO William Merritt, said two of its executives were named to industry leadership positions. Wilmington, Delaware-based InterDigital said its director of licensing Scott William was appointed to the Licensing Executives Society (LES) board of trustees beginning at the LES annual meeting in October 2016. William previously served [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update2) Jury awards Acacia unit $22.1M against Apple, finding of willful infringement could triple amount

A jury in U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas, ordered Apple Inc. to pay $22.1 million in damages to Cellular Communications Equipment LLC, a unit of Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG) in their infringement dispute. Shares of Acacia gained as much as 20% in after hours trading. They gained $1.01, or 16.64% to $7.08 in after hours [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

BDC Point Capital’s Weisblum named to the board of patent licensing company Spherix

Eric Weisblum, CEO and a director at Point Capital Inc., a business development company that invests in small U.S. companies, was named to the board of Spherix Inc. (SPEX), the patent licensing company run by CEO Anthony Hayes. Bethesda, Maryland based Spherix said that over a nearly 20 year career, Weisblum has invested in more [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|0 Comments

AST’s Russell Binns on how Google’s “Crashing the Plane” philosophy intersects with IP market

By Russell Binns When I speak at conferences, I am often asked by companies of all shapes and sizes how they should approach protecting their intellectual property. I am always pleased to get this question because I believe that safeguarding IP is critical to companies whose success is closely tied to their ability to develop [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|guest author, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Kasim Alfalahi’s Avanci launches marketplace for licensing wireless technology to IoT companies

Avanci, the privately-held patent licensing company founded and run by CEO Kasim Alfalali, the former chief intellectual property officer of Ericsson SA, said today it has launched the first marketplace for licensing patented wireless technology to the Internet of Things (IoT). Dallas-based Avanci, which was formed in February, said it is bringing together standard-essential wireless [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Private NPE e.Digital files three more enforcement actions against Netatmo, Y-Cam and Netgear

Private non-practicing entity e.Digital Corp. filed three enforcement actions against Netatmo LLC, Y-Cam Solutions LLC and Netgear Inc. in U.S. District Court in San Francisco alleging infringement of two patents related to systems and methods of managing mobile communication. The patents in suit are U.S. Patent Nos. 9,002,331 and 9,178,983, both entitled “System and Method [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|0 Comments

FenF files infringement action against The Walking Co. after it acquires brand from Benchmark Brands

FenF LLC, a privately held non-practicing entity that has brought 7 previous enforcement actions against 29 defendants including one pending against Benchmark Brands Inc., has filed enforcement actions against The Walking Company after it acquired FootSmart Inc. from Benchmark Brands in August. The action filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michigan before Judge Avern Cohn [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|0 Comments

Dean Becker’s Equitable IP files three more enforcement actions on behalf of Spherix

International License Exchange of America LLC, the unit of Dean Becker’s Equitable IP Holding Corp. that is bringing enforcement actions of Spherix Inc. (SPEX) patents, filed new enforcement actions against DragonWave Inc. and DragonWave Corp., Fortinet Inc. and GTT Communications Inc. The actions were filed in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware. The patent in [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|0 Comments

Inventergy Global registers to raise up to $10.25M in private placement of stock and warrants

Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT), the patent licensing company run by CEO Joseph Beyers, is raising up to $10.25 million in a private placement of common stock and warrants arranged by Chardan Capital Markets. The Campbell, California based company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission it plans to issue 5 million units [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments