Dominion Harbor acquires American Express patents from Intellectual Ventures for undisclosed terms

Dominion Harbor Enterprises, the patent licensing and advisory company run by CEO David Pridham, said it acquired 275 U.S. and foreign patent families and nearly 1,000 patent assets making up a significant portion of American Express’ patent portfolio, which is owned by Intellectual Ventures. Dallas-based Dominion Harbor didn’t disclose the amount it paid for the [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

Broadcom may have to pay more for Qualcomm’s superior innovation based on analysis by PatentSight

An analysis of the patent portfolios of Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO), Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) and NXP Semiconductor (NXPI) by PatentSight GmbH, suggests that Qualcomm’s portfolio is rated highest among the three companies based on the Patent Asset Index. The PAI is a scientifically developed and industry proven methodology to measure the innovative strength of an enterprise or [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|Asia, China, Japan, Korea, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update 1) Finjan settles with Symantec and Blue Coat for up to $110m

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybertechnology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said it entered into a confidential definitive agreement to settle all litigation with Symantec Corp. (SYMC) and its subsidiary, Blue Coat Systems for up to $110 million. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said the agreement resolved all pending patent litigation and [...]

(Correct) InterDigital to acquire Technicolor’s patent licensing business for up to $150M in cash and up to $215M in future payments

Technicolor (Euronext Paris, TCH), the technology and licensing company run by CEO Frederic Rose, said it will enter into an exclusive agreement to sell its patent licensing business to InterDigital (IDCC), the mobile technology and licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, for about $150 million in cash, future payments and a grantback licensing agreement [...]

(Update 1) St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files to appeal PTAB rejection of tribal sovereign immunity from IPRs to the Federal Circuit

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, as expected, said it plans to appeal the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision rejecting the tribe's effort to use its tribal sovereign immunity to shield a patent related to the chronic dry eye drug Restasis from a challenge in inter partes review. The PTAB rejected the tribe's motion to [...]

Quarterhill swings to 4th-Qtr loss on charges related to disposal and impairment of intangibles

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the technology and licensing company run by CEO Douglas Parker, swung to a fourth quarter 2017 net loss of $12.36 million, or 10 cents a share, on $26.3 million in non cash charges related to a loss on disposal of intangible assets and impairment loss on intangibles. Ottawa, Ontario-based Quarterhill's loss compared [...]