(Update2) RPX Corp. founder and CEO John Amster steps down, IAM report says

John Amster, the founder and CEO of RPX Corp. (RPXC) has stepped down, according to IAM magazine. The report said Martin Roberts, the general counsel of RPX, was taking over for Amster on an interim basis. Shares of RPX gained 9 cents to $10.79 in trading today. They have traded between $8.60 and $11.93 over [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Dean Becker’s Equitable IP touts medical device incubator ECOR Rouge in Alabama

Somewhere Dean Becker, the CEO of Equitable IP Holding Corp., must be listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” with the volume turned up, given his new venture called ECOR Rouge Venture Laboratory. In an email blast this week, Becker touted his plan to build patented disposable medical devices that are made in Alabama, or [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Northland Securities raises $1.3M for Marathon for working capital, potential patent acquisitions

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent licensing company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said it raised $1.3 million from the sale of 750,000 shares in connection with the offering arranged by Northland Securities on Jan. 27. Los Angeles-based Marathon said it intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Financing, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Network-1 Technologies’ board declares initial 5 cent semi-annual dividend

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP), the patent licensing run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said its board declared an initial semi-annual cash dividend of 5 cents per common share, which will be payable on March 24 to all common stockholders of record as of March 3. The New York-based company said the newly-adopted dividend policy provides for [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan’s case against ESET now hinges on German action after venues switched a second time in U.S. action

ESET LLC and ESET spol. s.r.o., the Slovakia-based cybersecurity firms involved in a patent infringement dispute with Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN) successfully moved to have their case transferred to U.S. District Court in San Diego, California, where the alleged infringer’s motion to dismiss will now be heard. ESET and its parent had previously filed an [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

USPTO grants Network-1 its 17th patent related to Cox portfolio acquired in 2013

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said it was granted a 17th patent related to the patent portfolio acquired from Professor Ingemar Cox in 2013. The New York-based company said the newly issued patent — U.S. Patent No. 9,558,190, entitled “System and Method for Taking Action with Respect [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, USPTO|0 Comments

WiLAN’s PLL Technologies reaches confidential license deal with Microsemi Corp.

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said its subsidiary, PLL Technologies Inc., has entered into a patent license agreement with Microsemi Corp. (MSCC) covering phase locked loop technology used in a wide range of semiconductor products. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN  said the terms of the settlement are confidential. Officials couldn't [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments