WiLAN says TV maker Tongfang Global agrees to renew multi-year licensing agreement

WiLAN Inc. (WILN) , the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said Tongfang Global Ltd., a Chinese television manufacturer, signed a multi-year license renewal agreement covering digital television technology for undisclosed terms. The Ottawa, Ontario-based company the license covers technologies for receiving and processing of broadcast television signals by televisions and the decoding and [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|China, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Foxconn, ZTE and Huawei seen partnering with western NPEs to monetize patent portfolios

Foxconn Technology Group, ZTE Corp. and Huawei Technologies are among a growing number of big Chinese technology companies who may be considering partnerships with western licensing companies, to monetize their extensive patent portfolios, market observers said. The consideration of partnering with western licensing companies or non-practicing entities comes as China is transforming from a center [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Qualcomm fiscal 4th-Qtr profit increased 51% on new China licensing deals and chipset sales

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company that agreed to acquire NXP Semiconductors N.V. for $38 billion, posted a 51% increase in fiscal fourth quarter 2016 net income, driven by new licensing agreements in China and strong chipset shipments. The San Diego, California-based company, run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, said its fiscal fourth quarter net [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|China, earnings, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Dolby Laboratories files enforcement actions against Vivo, Oppo and producers in India

Dolby Laboratories Inc. (DLB), the developer of audio, video, and voice technologies for entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work, has filed patent infringement action in the High Court of Delhi, in New Delhi, India, against several Chinese handset makers including Vivo and OPPO and their Indian producers. [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|China, India, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update4) WiLAN’s Wireless Futures Technology files enforcement action in China against Sony

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said its Wireless Futures Technology unit has filed an enforcement action in China against Sony Corp., the first enforcement action filed in China by a western licensing company in that jurisdiction. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the action was filed in the Intermediate People [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|China, Patent Investing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

(Update1) Qualcomm takes enforcement fight against China’s Meizu to U.S. ITC, Germany and France

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company that filed 17 enforcement actions against Meizu Technology Co. Ltd. in Beijing and Shanghai intellectual property courts, said it has filed additional actions against the Chinese company in the U.S., Germany and France. San Diego, California-based Qualcomm said it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission. [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|China, Europe, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) WiLAN reaches multi-year license renewal with China’s ZTE, terms not disclosed

WiLAN Inc. (WILN), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jim Skippen, said Chinese telecommunication giant ZTE Corp. has entered into a multi-year license agreement with WiLAN covering wireless technologies, the terms of which were not disclosed. “This license renews our former agreement with ZTE signed several years ago,” Skippen said in a statement. “The re-signing [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|China, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Marathon sees enforcement opportunities in Asia, Europe and U.S. from acquisition of CPT IP energy storage patents

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent licensing company that hired IP Navigation Group owner and founder Erich Spangenberg to head its enforcement efforts in Asia and Europe, said its wholly owned subsidiary Traverse Technologies has acquired a portfolio of approximately 40 worldwide patents from privately held CPT IP Holdings LLC. Los Angeles-based Marathon didn’t disclose [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|China, Europe, Patent Investing|0 Comments

InterDigital raises third quarter revenue guidance after recent licensing agreement with Huawei

InterDigital, Inc. (IDCC), the patent and technology licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, said it expects total third quarter 2016 revenue to be between $200 million and $225 million. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company said it expects third quarter recurring revenues to be in the range of $80 million to $85 million and past sales [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|0 Comments

InterDigital signs long-awaited royalty-bearing licensing agreement with Huawei

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the mobile technology licensing and research and development company run by CEO Bill Merritt, said it signed a multi-year, worldwide, non exclusive royalty bearing patent licensing agreement with Huawei Investment and Holding Co. Ltd. Wilmington, Delaware based InterDigital said the licensing agreement also was signed by its patent holding subsidiaries. The company [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|0 Comments