TiVo says Google agrees to expand multi-year patent license to include YouTube TV

TiVo Corp. (TIVO), the entertainment technology and licensing company run by CEO Enrique Rodriguez , today announced that Google Inc. expanded its multi-year patent license agreement to expressly include YouTube TV. The San Jose, California-based company said the agreement covers Google's use of TiVo's patented technologies worldwide and offers a license for Google's products and services [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

InterDigital enters amended patent license agreement with Pegatron

InterDigital Inc., the technology and patent licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, said that on Jan. 16 certain of its subsidiaries entered into an amended patent license agreement and settlement agreement with Pegatron Corp. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company disclosed the agreement in a securities filing without providing details of the settlement including the financial [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

WiLAN CEO says 7-year IP framework with TSMC will test a new collaborative approach to licensing

WiLAN Inc. CEO Jim Skippen sees the seven-year IP licensing framework his company recently worked out with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., one of the world’s biggest semiconductor foundries, as something new and promising, and that if it works out he may do again. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN, which is the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Asia, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

TiVo’s Rovi files new salvo of enforcement actions against Comcast, plans new ITC action as well

TiVo Corp. (TIVO), the entertainment technology company run by CEO Enrique Rodriguez, said its Rovi Corp. unit and related affiliates filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Comcast Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The lawsuits allege that Comcast's X1 [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

PTAB invalidates haptic touch patent owned by Immersion enforced against Apple

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board dealt a blow to haptic touch technology specialist Immersion Corp. (IMMR) finding that the claims of a patent covering its haptic touch technology at issue in an enforcement action against Apple Inc. were unpatentable because they were obvious based on the prior art. The case was IPR2016-01372 and involved [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

Network-1 sells unsecured claim against Avaya for $6.32M to unidentified buyer

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said it sold its allowed general unsecured claim against Avaya Inc. ("Avaya") for $6.32 million. The New York-based company did not identify the purchaser of the unsecured claim against Avaya. The amount was less than a third of the amount New York-based [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update3) CAFC affirms only $7.8M of $39.5M in damages Finjan won from Blue Coat, part of case remanded

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed Finjan Inc. (FNJN), the cyber-technology and patent licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, a blow, affirming only $7.8 million of the $39.5 million jury verdict against Blue Coat Systems. The decision was handed down today as East Palo Alto-based Finjan was still involved in a [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

PersonalWeb, Level 3 file enforcement actions against 27 alleged cloud patent infringers

PersonalWeb Technologies LLC and Level 3 Communications LLC filed patent enforcement actions involving five patents related to cloud computing against AIRBNB and 26 other companies in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California this week. In addition to AIRBNB, the complaints name Amicus FTW Inc., Atlassian Inc., Cloud 66 Inc., Curebit Inc., Doximity [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Conversant Wireless joins European Telecommunications Standards Institute

Conversant Wireless Licensing S.à r.l., a unit of Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., said it has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). ETSI is a European-based, international, independent, not-for-profit organization that produces globally-applicable standards for information and communications technologies. As a partner in the international Third Generation Partnership Project, ETSI is helping to develop [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Europe, Patent Investing|0 Comments

WiLAN acquires DRAM and NAND patents from Panasonic, terms not disclosed

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), said its wholly-owned subsidiary Cetus Technologies Inc. has acquired a portfolio of patents from Panasonic Corp. The terms were not disclosed. The Ottawa, Ontario-based company said the portfolio relates to semiconductor memory technologies used in Dynamic Random Access Memory, as well as NAND Flash Memory. [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments