Marathon’s Magnus IP files enforcement actions against Honeywell, Somfy in Germany

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent licensing and commercialization company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said its wholly-owned subsidiary Magnus IP GmbH filed patent infringement lawsuits against Honeywell and Somfy in the Regional Court of Munich in Germany. The patent being asserted is EP 1 643 324 B1, entitled “Integrated Building Environment Data System." [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Tangible IP sells audio and video content patents for inventor Robert Davidson

Patent broker Tangible IP, run by CEO Louis Carbonneau, sold a portfolio of audio and video content search patents owned by Robert Davidson, an inventor and technology consultant at Affinity Sports Inc. in Philadelphia, to an unnamed buyer for an undisclosed amount. Seattle-based Tangible IP said Davidson designed a way to search through content from [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

Former Intel licensing exec joins Inventergy to lead execution of commercialization partnerships

Ken Tallo, a former Intel Corp. licensing executive, has joined Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT) to help its Inventergy Innovations LLC subsidiary, which focuses on intellectual property monetization, to find new partnerships, drive the execution of some of its current partnerships, and strengthen its strategic resources. Campbell, California-based Inventergy launched Inventergy Innovations after being forced to [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|consulting, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Spherix touts its third IP consulting client’s prospects in the $107 billion E-Learning sector

Spherix Inc. (SPEX), the patent monetization company that turned over its enforcement activities to Dean Becker’s Equitable IP Holdings Corp. last year, said it signed up a third new client for its IP consulting services. Bethesda, Maryland-based Spherix touted the relationship with privately-held Numedeon Inc. and its Virtual Worlds IP Inc. (VWIP) unit as a [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|consulting, headlines, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Les Ware co-founds Inception Holdings to fund Avanci and other new patent licensing platforms

Les Ware, the CEO of PanOptis Holdings LLC and PanOptis Patent Management, has co-founded  a new company called Inception Holdings to fund various wireless patent licensing platforms, including Avanci LLC, the year-old platform for licensing standard essential wireless patents to Internet of Things (IoT) companies. Inception, co-founded by Kasim Alfalahi, the former chief intellectual property officer of [...]

IP execs from Microsoft, Philips and IBM found nonprofit devoted to education of IP rights

Intellectual property executives from Microsoft, Philips and IBM are backing a new non-profit called the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding, devoted to increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on peoples’ lives. IP executives who helped to establish CIPU include, Brian Hinman, head of IP at Philips, Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network, [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Tessera’s Invensas licenses direct bond interconnect technology to Teledyne DALSA

Invensas Corp., a unit of Tessera Holding Corp. (TSRA), said, yesterday, it agreed to transfer and license its Direct Bond Interconnect technology to Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The agreement enables Teledyne DALSA to use Invensas' revolutionary semiconductor wafer bonding and 3D interconnect technologies to deliver [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update3) Dominion Harbor acquires Kodak patents from Intellectual Ventures to commercialize them

Dominion Harbor Enterprises, the licensing and IP advisory firm run by CEO David Pridham, said it acquired 1,504 patent families from Eastman Kodak’s portfolio of patented technologies from Intellectual Ventures for "a significant amount" that was not disclosed. These are the  patents acquired by Intellectual Ventures and a syndicate of members of RPX Corp. (RPXC) from [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

SoftBank’s $3.3B acquisition of Fortress seen as slightly encouraging for patent market

While not a clear-cut patent play, SoftBank Group Corp.’s $3.3 billion cash acquisition of Fortress Investment Group (FIG), with its small but influential IP lending platform, is being viewed as perhaps a small sign of improvement in the patent market. While the Japanese investment company's interest in Fortress's IP lending business, run by Eran Zur, isn't [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Technicolor files enforcement action against Samsung in France and Germany

Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY), the media and entertainment sector technology giant, said today it has filed several patent infringement suits in Germany and France against Samsung Electronics, across a range of Samsung products, including mobile phones and digital televisions. Paris-based Technicolor provides technology, products and services to the most influential companies in the [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments