U.S. files complaint against China at WTO alleging unfair treatment of U.S. tech licensing companies

The United States filed a complaint on Friday, March 23 at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to address China’s discriminatory technology licensing requirements. The U.S. Trade Representative said the request comes a day after President Trump announced he was directing the USTR to pursue dispute settlement in the WTO to confront China over its policies [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|China, Patent Investing|0 Comments

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

Immersion files two more enforcement actions against Samsung, seeking outcome similar to its $65M win against Apple

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the haptic or touch feedback technology company run by interim CEO Carl Schlachte, said it has filed a second complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. The new suit alleges that certain Samsung touchscreen phones, including the [...]

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

Trump and the GOP’s focus on how IP affects drug prices, China IP theft, ignores how much U.S. patents have been weakened

Intellectual property issues are taking on new prominence in Washington, D.C., with the Senate scheduled to vote on the nomination of Andrei Iancu as the undersecretary of commerce and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on Monday, Feb. 5 and President Donald Tump signaling his top IP priority in last night’s state of [...]

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

Qualcomm signs non-binding MoU with Xiaomi, Oppo and vivo for $12B in components over three years

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology and licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, said its Qualcomm Technologies Inc. subsidiary signed three non-binding memoranda of understanding for $12 billion in sales of components to Xiaomi Communications Co. Ltd., Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp. Ltd. and vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd. San Diego-based Qualcomm said each of the [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|China, 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

Longhorn IP’s L2 Mobile files infringement action against HTC in Beijing IP Court

Longhorn IP, the patent monetization company run by Christian Dubuc and Khaled Fekih-Romdhane, said its L2 Mobile Communications LLC unit has filed a patent infringement action in Beijing IP Court against HTC Corp. and HTC Communication Co. Ltd. and distributors of HTC products. Plano, Texas-based Longhorn IP said L2 Mobile Communications is asserting that two [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|China, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments