Quarterhill’s WiLAN reaches licensing settlement with Samsung for undisclosed amount

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the diversified holding company formerly known as WiLAN Inc., said its Wi-LAN Inc. unit entered into a new comprehensive license agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. Ottawa, Ontario-based Quarterhill, run by Executive Chairman Jim Skippen, said the new license agreement expands upon the patent rights previously granted to [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Xperi’s Tessera files enforcement actions against Samsung at ITC and three district courts

Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology licensing company run by CEO Jon Kirchner, said its Tessera Technologies Inc. unit filed an enforcement action against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and affiliates alleging infringement of 24 patents that cover a wide range of semiconductor processing, bonding, and packaging technologies, as well as imaging technologies. The San Jose, California-based [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Network-1 CEO Horowitz eyes a select few acquisitions, remains focused on enforcement actions

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP) Chairman and CEO Corey Horowitz says he plans on being "very selective" when it comes to investing the patent licensing company’s $60 million in cash and equivalents in new opportunities, and expects to focus most resources on monetizing Network-1’s current patent portfolio. New York-based Network-1 is one of the more successful [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|licensing agreement, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Marathon shareholders entitled to only 30% not 45% of recoveries from patents turned over to Fortress

Marathon Patent Group (MARA), the patent licensing company that agreed to turn over 3 patent portfolios to a unit of Fortress Investment Group to repay $16 million in debt, told investors it will get to keep a lower percentage of enforcement recoveries than previously known. Los Angeles-based Marathon had previously told investors that Marathon would [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Acacia-backed Veritone sees its patents and other IP as potentially affecting its stock price

Veritone Inc. (VERI), the artificial intelligence company run by CEO Chad Steelberg, sees its patents, trademarks and trade secrets as potential risks that could affect its profitability and stock price. The Newport Beach, California-based company, which counts Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG) as a shareholder, said in a recent securities filing that it as of June [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Financing, Patent Investing|0 Comments

MEC Resources, Tribal Enterprise has taken over as plaintiff in Prowire’s enforcement action against Apple

MEC Resources LLC, Tribal Enterprise, an entity owned and operated by the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, known officially as the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, has taken over as the plaintiff in an enforcement action first filed by Prowire LLC against Apple Inc. (APPL) in U.S. District Court in [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Acacia Research Corp.’s Teleconference Systems unit reaches licensing deal with Genband

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman Louis Graziadio III, said it Teleconference Systems LLC unit entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with Genband Inc. Newport Beach, California-based Acacia didn't disclose how much Genband agreed to pay under the settlement. Officials didn't return a telephone call seeking comment. [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|licensing agreement, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Network-1 says $40M unsecured claim reached in settlement with Avaya must be approved by Bankruptcy Court

Network-1 Technologies, Inc.(NTIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said it agreed to settle its patent litigation against Avaya Inc., which is currently involved in a chapter 11 voluntary bankruptcy proceeding. The New York-based company said that as part of the settlement, Avaya agreed that Network-1 shall have an allowed general unsecured [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|licensing agreement, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

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