Qualcomm fiscal 4th-Qtr profit increased 51% on new China licensing deals and chipset sales

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company that agreed to acquire NXP Semiconductors N.V. for $38 billion, posted a 51% increase in fiscal fourth quarter 2016 net income, driven by new licensing agreements in China and strong chipset shipments. The San Diego, California-based company, run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, said its fiscal fourth quarter net [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|China, earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Ex Dominion Harbor CFO Conner Mowles forms new IP consulting firm Renvent Advisors

Conner Mowles, the former chief financial officer of Dominion Harbor Group, has joined Renvent Advisors, a new intellectual property consulting firm as managing member. Renvent, which is a shortened version of return on invention, is based in Dallas and will specialize in advising on IP strategy, provide capital introductions and facilitate  IP sales and commercialization [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Tessera third quarter profit declines larger than expected 26.7% on lower revenue, higher expenses

Tessera Technologies Inc. (TSRA), the technology licensing company that agreed to acquire DTS Inc. in September for $850 million, posted a large than expected 26.7% decline in third quarter profit because of lower revenue that came in just ahead of the company’s forecast and higher expenses. The San Jose, California-based company, run by CEO Thomas [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Federal Court judge affirms $15M award Finjan Holdings won against Sophos

A U.S. District Court affirmed a $15 million jury award cybersecurity technology licensing company Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN) won against Sophos Inc. in a patent infringement dispute over five patents related to cybersecurity. Judge William Orrick, of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, affirmed the verdict today. The verdict was handed down on Sept. 21 [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Dolby Laboratories files enforcement actions against Vivo, Oppo and producers in India

Dolby Laboratories Inc. (DLB), the developer of audio, video, and voice technologies for entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work, has filed patent infringement action in the High Court of Delhi, in New Delhi, India, against several Chinese handset makers including Vivo and OPPO and their Indian producers. [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|China, India, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update4) WiLAN’s Wireless Futures Technology files enforcement action in China against Sony

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said its Wireless Futures Technology unit has filed an enforcement action in China against Sony Corp., the first enforcement action filed in China by a western licensing company in that jurisdiction. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the action was filed in the Intermediate People [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|China, Patent Investing, Uncategorized|0 Comments