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

DSS files third enforcement action involving LED patents against Japan’s Nichia Corp

Document Security Systems, the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeff Ronaldi, filed an enforcement action against Japan’s Nichia Corp. and Nichia America in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging infringement of light emitting diode patents DSS acquired from Intellectual Discovery Co. Ltd. of South Korea for $9 million. The acquisition was made possible by Juridica Asset [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Asia, Korea, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Qualcomm urges shareholders to reject slate of directors to be nominated by Broadcom

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, said a slate of directors nominated by Broadcom Ltd. should be rejected as “inherently conflicted” given the Qualcomm board’s unanimous rejection of Broadcom’s unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. San Diego-based Qualcomm said Broadcom and its backers at Silver Lake are effectively asking stockholders [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Asia, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Taiwan Fair Trade Commission fines Qualcomm $773M, company to seek a stay and appeal

The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission has become the latest antitrust regulator to find Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology and licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, in violation of antitrust laws and issuing a fine of $773 million. The fine is in addition to a $975 million fine levied by regulators in China and an [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Asia, 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

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

Seoul High Court denies Qualcomm’s stay of Korea Free Trade Commission remedial order

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company that agreed to pay $975 million to settle an antitrust probe by Korean regulators, said yesterday that the Seoul High Court has denied a stay of the operation of the remedial order issued against it by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC). San Diego-based Qualcomm said will file [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Asia, Korea, Patent Investing|0 Comments

VirnetX says standstill agreement reached with HTC may lead to licensing agreement

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the an Internet security software and technology licensing company run by CEO Kendall Larsen, said it hopes to reach a licensing agreement with HTC Corp. without the need for litigation, after the two sides reached a standstill agreement brokered by IP Value Management. Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX is trying to buck the [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Asia, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

China seen as unbowed by Trump’s plan to probe its alleged misappropriation of IP

The Chinese government is unlikely to take very seriously President Trump’s preparations for a broad investigation into China's trade practices regarding misappropriation of intellectual property for microchips, electric cars and other crucial technologies, patent market observers say. That's because China is shielded somewhat from U.S. laws by its membership in the World Trade Organization and [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|Asia, China, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Microcap Nano One Materials files patents to secure ‘innovative’ battery storage technology

Nano One Materials (NNOMF) is spending considerable amounts of its time and money filing patents on its low cost, high performance nanotechnology for lithium ion battery materials for electric vehicles, energy storage and consumer electronics. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company says its patented technology can be configured for a wide range of nanostructured materials and [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Asia, China, Korea, Patent Investing|0 Comments