Hayman Capital’s Bass says final written decision wins in 7 of 8 IPRs validate how big pharma has abused U.S. patent system

J. Kyle Bass, the managing partner, chief investment officer and portfolio manager of Hayman Capital Management, says the favorable outcomes in final written decisions of seven of eight inter partes review challenges of drug patents by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs and by Bass and Erich Spangenberg, personally, "validate the view that, in many cases, [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Patent Investing, PTAB, Uncategorized|0 Comments

(Update2) Tessera units file enforcement actions against Avago and other Broadcom units

Tessera Technologies Inc. (TSRA), the technology licensing company that in May launched a multi-jurisdictional enforcement campaign against Broadcom Ltd. and its suppliers, said today that it filed a new enforcement action against Avago Technologies Ltd, Avago Technologies U.S. Inc., and Avago Technologies Wireless (U.S.A.) Manufacturing Inc.  The Avago companies are subsidiaries of Broadcom. The action [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) University of South Florida enforces mammography workstation patent against five alleged infringers

The University of South Florida Research Foundation has filed enforcement actions against Agfa Healthcare, Aycan Medical Systems Inc., Barca Inc., Brit Systems and Eizo Inc., alleging infringement of a patent related to workstations for digital mammography. The actions were filed by the USFRF in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida. The complaints allege infringement of [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

WiLAN acquires third patent portfolio from Panasonic Corp., terms not disclosed

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Micro-Optimus Technologies Inc., has acquired a portfolio of patents from Panasonic Corp., which covers motion sensing microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technologies used in a variety of consumer devices, including fitness trackers and handsets. The Ottawa, Ontario-based company said the patent [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Thinly capitalized vaporizer maker Vapir hires Spherix to advise on monetizing its patent portfolio

Vapir Enterprises Inc. (VAPI), a vaporizer manufacturer with a market value of $8.46 million, has hired Spherix Inc. (SPEX), a patent monetization firm with a market value of $4.58 million, to advise it on how to monetize its patent portfolio. The sizes of the companies are important to note because Bethesda, Maryland-based Spherix touted in [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Consumer conglomerate Kimberly-Clark taps Dominion to lead IP monetization effort

Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB), the consumer product and personal care conglomerate, has tapped patent advisory and licensing firm Dominion Harbor Group to help it generate greater return on its research and development investment by monetizing its extensive intellectual property portfolio. The move came a week after All-American Packaging LLC, a Dominion affiliate, filed an enforcement action [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Acacia’s Diamond Grading Technologies signs licensing deal with Gemological Institute

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman Louis Graziadio Jr., said it its Diamond Grading Technologies LLC subsidiary signed a settlement and patent license agreement with Gemological Institute of America Inc. The Newport Beach, California-based company didn't disclose the terms of the agreement, which resolves litigation that was pending in [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

RPX posts 3.8% increase in 3rd-Qtr profit as discovery and fee income offset subscription income declines

RPX Corp. (RPXC), the patent aggregator and provider of patent litigation loss control services run by CEO John Amster, said its third quarter 2016 net income increased 3.8% as revenue from discovery devices and fee income offset lower subscription revenue. San Francisco, California-based RPX said net income increased to $8.1 million, or 16 cents a [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Dominion Harbor affiliate All-American Packaging enforces packaging patent against Mars Inc.

All-American Packaging LLC, affiliated with a unit of Dominion Harbor Group, filed an enforcement action against Mars Inc., Mars Chocolate North America LLC and Wrigley Manufacturing Co. LLC for infringement of a patent related to perforated carton and product display systems for Bounty paper towels and Milk Way and Snickers candy bars. The action was [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) WiLAN 3rd-Qtr 2016 profit slides 20.7% on lower than expected licensing revenue

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, posted a 20.7% decline in third quarter 2016 net income in the quarter driven by lower than expected revenue from licensing. The Ottawa, Ontario company said third quarter profit fell to $657,000, or 1 cent a share, from $829,000, or 1 cent a [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments