U.S. International Trade Commission needs more time for review finding that Broadcom and affiliates infringe Tessera patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Aug. 9 it needs more time to consider petitions for review of its final initial determination that Broadcom Ltd. and its affiliates infringed patents of Xperi Corp. (XPER)’s units Tessera Technologies and Tessera Inc. The ITC final initial determination covered Broadcom Ltd, Broadcom Corp., ARRIS International plc, ARRIS [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Quarterhill swings to second quarter profit as revenue from new businesses makes up for lower licensing revenue

Quarterhill Inc., (QTRH), the diversified holding company formerly known as WiLAN Inc., swung to a profit of $3.6 million in the second quarter as revenue from systems and services made up for a decline in licensing revenue. The Ottawa, Ontario-based company’s profit compared with a second quarter 2016 net loss of $3.15 million, or 3 [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan shares fall 10% after second quarter profit and revenue come in less than expected

Shares of Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, fell more than10% after it posted a wider net loss on lower revenue and higher expenses. Shares were down 27 cents or 9.18% to $2.67 at 1:01 pm New York time. They’ve traded between $1 and $4.06 over [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|earnings, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Marathon ends employment of rainmaker Spangenberg, begins turning over assets to Fortress

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent monetization company run by CEO Doug Croxall, has ended the employment of its principal rainmaker Erich Spangenberg, the founder of IP Navigation Group, and begun the process of turning over its patent assets to a unit of Fortress Investment Group. The Los Angeles-based company said that on August 3 [...]

(Update1) U. S. International Trade Commission takes up Qualcomm’s infringement complaint against Apple

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has instituted an investigation of Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) patents in the manufacture of mobile electronic devices such as the iPhone 7. The USITC said the investigation is reviewing whether specific components of Apple’s devices, such as baseband processor modems, infringe Qualcomm’s patents. The [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Ex USPTO Deputy Director Slifer twice refuses CG Technology’s offer of $524,520 in damages

Russell Slifer, the former deputy director of the U.S. Patent Office, who sued CG Technology LP for failing to pay him what he was owed in a patent sale and was awarded $400,000 in damages plus interest, has twice refused to accept the $524,520.23 offered by the unit of Cantor Fitzgerald. That’s because Slifer, who [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

RPX CEO Marty Roberts is appointed to the patent risk firm’s board

RPX Corp. (RPXC), the provider of patent risk and discovery management solutions, said CEO Marty Roberts was appointed to the company’s board, effective August 3. San Francisco-based RPX said Roberts’ appointment expands the board to nine members, including seven independent directors.   “We are pleased to have Marty join the Board of Directors," said RPX Chairman [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan sues SonicWall for infringement after it refuses to discuss license over three years of talks

Finjan Holdings Inc., the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said its subsidiary Finjan Inc. unit filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SonicWall Inc., in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, alleging infringement of ten of Finjan U.S. patents. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said it filed the complaint to [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

China seen as unbowed by Trump’s plan to probe its alleged misappropriation of IP

The Chinese government is unlikely to take very seriously President Trump’s preparations for a broad investigation into China's trade practices regarding misappropriation of intellectual property for microchips, electric cars and other crucial technologies, patent market observers say. That's because China is shielded somewhat from U.S. laws by its membership in the World Trade Organization and [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|Asia, China, Patent Investing|0 Comments

AQUA assembles 60,000 patents from AT&T, Lenovo, Rambus and others in pool for investing in startups

AQUA Licensing LLC, the patent brokerage run by Mark McMillan, has formed a new IP investor pool with more than 60,000 patents from AT&T, Lenovo Group, Rambus, Entegris and two others to invest patents in startups for equity. The IP pool’s effort to invest patents in startups is the latest attempt to use patents as [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|Patent Investing|0 Comments