Apple drops lawsuit alleging Acacia, Conversant colluded with Nokia to illegally maximize enforcement recoverables

Apple Inc. (APPL), the computer giant run by CEO Tim Cook, dropped its lawsuit alleging that Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG) and Conversant Intellectual Property Managements illegally colluded with Nokia Corp. to bring enforcement actions to maximize recoverables and avoid Nokia’s commitments to fair reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing requirements. The complaint was originally filed in U.S. [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

DSS sees ‘immense opportunities’ in Asia for its AuthentiGuard anti-counterfeiting technology

Document Security Systems Inc., the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeff Ronaldi, said it sees "immense opportunities” for its new international unit to sell its AuthentiGuard anti-counterfeiting technology in Asia. Rochester, New York-based DSS recently formed a new unit DSS International to be run by Singapore business executive Heng Fai Ambrose Chan. Since joining [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Asia, China, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Conversant IP reaches confidential semiconductor memory patent deal with Toshiba

Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., the patent licensing company run by CEO Boris teksler, said it signed a semiconductor memory patent license agreement with Toshiba Corp. Ottawa-based Conversant IP didn't say how much Toshiba agreed to pay. The company noted that Toshiba offers a wide range of semiconductors and storage products that make possible today’s [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Recent flood of patents for sale is hurting patent values, Allied Security Trust CEO Binns says

Allied Security Trust CEO Russell Binns says patent values in the U.S., which have been on a five year decline, won’t hit bottom and rebound until patent owners stop flooding the market with patent portfolios to clean up their balance sheets. Binns made his remarks as part of an outreach the company is making as [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Patent Investing, Patent sale, PTAB, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Acacia shares surge as much as 19% on no news suggesting shorts setting table for decline

Shares of Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman G. Louis Graziadio III, gained as much as 19% in early trading today on volume of 1.91 million shares, suggesting to some Acacia observers that short sellers may be setting the table for a stock drop. Shares of Acacia soared as [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is working on additional patent investing opportunities, law firm says

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, which has signed agreements to accept patents from SRC Labs LLC and Allergan Plc to allow the patent owners to avoid challenges of their patents through the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, is investigating several opportunities in multiple industries to further its patent investment strategy, according to Michael Shore, a [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Patent Investing|0 Comments

DSS hires Singapore businessman Ambrose Chan to head DSS International

Document Security Systems Inc., the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeff Ronaldi, said in a securities filing that it hired Singapore-based businessman Heng Fai Ambrose Chan as the CEO of its recently formed subsidiary, DSS International Inc., and that subsidiary’s wholly-owned subsidiary, DSS Asia Ltd. Rochester, New York-based DSS said in the filing that [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Asia, exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan leads all public IP licensing companies in successful defense of IPRs, Patexia says

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, leads all publicly traded patent licensing companies in defending against inter partes review challenges of its patents, according to Patexia, a global community network for intellectual property professionals. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan has won 87% or 32 of the [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Patent Investing, PTAB, USPTO|0 Comments

IPVALUE’s CEO Lindgren aims to increase value of licensing firm ‘multifold’ in next five years

John Lindgren, the new CEO of IPVALUE Management, says he is "on a mission to increase the value of the company multifold in five years," despite the more than three-year unprecedented downturn in the U.S. patent market. Lindgren, who was previously CEO of Conversant Intellectual Property Management, formerly known as MOSAID, joined IPVALUE three weeks [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing, Patent Reform|0 Comments

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is at center of new trend to rent its sovereign immunity to patent owners to avoid IPR challenges

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is at the center of the next hot idea in the patent enforcement space, accepting the transfer of patents from patent owners for significant sums of money to shield those patent owners from challenges of the patents through the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The tribe says in a Q&A [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB, Supreme Court|0 Comments