InterDigital CEO sees Trump’s denial of Broadcom’s takeover of Qualcomm as a welcome defense of U.S. interests in 5G

President Trump’s decision to block Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO) $117 billion takeover of Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) on national security grounds sent the message that the U.S. government believes 5G wireless technology is key to U.S. economic prosperity and that the U.S. plans to lead the world in 5G, said InterDigital CEO Bill Merritt in an interview. [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Asia, China, Europe, Patent Investing|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

Provenance Asset Group to put 1,249 patent families with 3,000 patent assets on sale March 1

Provenance Asset Group LLC, the patent licensing company run by CEO Dan McCurdy, said it will list for sale 1,249 patent families approximately 25% of the granted patent families it acquired in September 2017 from Nokia on Thursday March 1 at 10 am New York time. McCurdy said in an interview that in terms of [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Asia, China, Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

Japanese and Asian companies outpace U.S. and European counterparts in Clarivate’s annual list of Top 100 innovators

Asia, led by Japan, South Korea and China, reclaimed its standing as the biggest market for global innovation after briefly falling behind the United States in 2016, according to the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators report issued by Clarivate Analytics. The annual report highlights the most successful companies in the world that are active in [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Asia, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, 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

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