Network-1 acquires patent portfolio from John Nix’s M2M and IoT Technologies LLC

Network-1 Technologies (NTIP), the patent licensing company whose flagship Remote Power Patent was declared invalid and not infringed by Hewlett-Packard, said it acquired a patent portfolio relating to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine industries and next generation consumer mobile technologies from M2M and IoT Technologies LLC. The New York-based company didn’t disclose how [...]

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

XpresSpa, formerly FORM Holdings, may be close to “realizing value” for technology and IP assets

The former FORM Holdings Corp., which recently changed its name to XpresSpa Group Inc. (XSPA), said it may be close to realizing value for its technology and intellectual property assets in the coming months. The New York-based company didn’t provide any commentary on whether that would come from a sale of the assets or a [...]

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

WiLAN enters 7-year IP framework agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor, terms undisclosed

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH) (NASDAQ: QTRH), said it has entered into a new seven‑year intellectual property framework agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., the world's leading semiconductor foundry.     Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the new framework agreement grants TSMC certain rights under semiconductor process technology patents currently owned by [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe “is going to war” with the PTAB over concerns about its impartiality

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, which is trying to use its sovereign immunity to shield patents it acquired from Allergan Plc from review by the patent Trial and Appeal Board, “is going to war with the PTAB,” according to Michael Shore, a partner at Shore Chan Depumpo, who is one of the lawyers who dreamed [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Patent Investing, PTAB, USPTO|0 Comments

IP rich Immersion reorganizes, announces rights plan under activist pressure from Raging Capital

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the haptics or sense of touch technology and patent licensing company that is pursuing aggressive enforcement actions against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics, said it is reorganizing and adopting a new rights plan to prevent certain stockholders who have been accumulating large positions from taking over control of the company before it [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

NPEs and operating companies filed fewer actions in 2017 driven by AIA and other market changes, RPX says

The patent enforcement business continued to struggle in 2017 with non-practicing entities and operating companies both filing infringement actions against fewer clients in recognition that changes in the patent market since 2011 have made it costlier and harder to extract settlements and especially nuisance settlements. That’s the big takeaway from RPX Corp. (RPXC)’s report “2017 [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent Reform, PTAB, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Technicolor is in advanced talks to sell its patent licensing business to relieve pressure on its operating businesses

Technicolor (TCLRY), the French media and entertainment technology company run by CEO Frederic Rose, said on Dec. 18 it is in advanced negotiations to sell its patent licensing business. Paris-based Technicolor’s licensing business is run by Deirdre Leane, who joined about a year ago after leaving IP Navigation Group. The company said the technology segment, which [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|Patent Investing|0 Comments

Xperi reaches licensing deal with Broadcom, provides new earnings guidance for fourth quarter

Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology licensing company run by CEO Jon Kirchner, said it reached a patent licensing agreement with Broadcom Ltd., resolving a dispute filed in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware and at the U.S. International Trade Commission. The San Jose, California-based company said its Tessera Technologies entered into agreements with Broadcom and [...]

Finjan to get $12.5M from FireEye as part of licensing settlement and cross license agreement

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), cybersecurity technology licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said on Dec. 29 it reached a licensing and cross licensing agreement with FireEye Inc., which resolved all pending litigation between the companies. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said that under the terms of the agreements, FireEye agreed to pay Finjan a [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|licensing agreement, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments