Erich Spangenberg leads Marathon Patent Group’s ‘transformational’ focus on China

Erich Spangenberg, the founder and owner of IP Navigation Group, who owns a 16.3% stake in Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), is betting that with no end in sight to the three-year depression in the U.S. patent market, the best returns for Marathon’s patent enforcement business in the future will be found in China. Spangenberg [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|Comments Off on Erich Spangenberg leads Marathon Patent Group’s ‘transformational’ focus on China

Qualcomm signs 3G, 4G Chinese patent licensing agreement with vivo Communication

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company run by Steve Mollenkopf, said on Monday Aug. 8 it entered into a new 3G and 4G Chinese patent license agreement with vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd. San Diego-based Qualcomm didn’t disclose the terms of the agreement, which it said were consistent with the terms of the rectification [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|Comments Off on Qualcomm signs 3G, 4G Chinese patent licensing agreement with vivo Communication

Qualcomm licenses 3G, 4G patents in China to GuangDong OPPO

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company fighting an enforcement action in China against Meizu Technology Co. Ltd., said it entered into a new 3G and 4G patent agreement for China with Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp. Ltd. The terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. Under the terms of the agreement, Qualcomm has granted OPPO [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|China, Patent Investing|Comments Off on Qualcomm licenses 3G, 4G patents in China to GuangDong OPPO

Qualcomm posts 24% increase in fiscal third quarter profit helped by Chinese licensees

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, posted a 24% increase in net income in the fiscal third quarter of 2016 on what the company described as “meaningful progress with licensees in China.” San Diego-based Qualcomm said its fiscal third quarter profit increased to $1.4 billion, or 97 cents, from [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|China, Patent Investing|Comments Off on Qualcomm posts 24% increase in fiscal third quarter profit helped by Chinese licensees

NPE enforcement thirst in China’s IP Courts may be more mirage than real opportunity

While the prospect of China’s IP courts providing injunctive relief to halt infringer’s assembly of products and force settlements may be promising to western non-practicing entities, other aspects of China’s system such as limits on damages and history of intimidation, suggest the NPE model in China may be more mirage than real opportunity. Qualcomm Inc. [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|Comments Off on NPE enforcement thirst in China’s IP Courts may be more mirage than real opportunity

NPE enforcement thirst in China’s IP Courts may be more mirage than real opportunity

While the prospect of China’s IP courts providing injunctive relief to halt infringer’s assembly of products and force settlements may be promising to western non-practicing entities, other aspects of China’s system such as limits on damages and history of intimidation, suggest the NPE model in China may be more mirage than real opportunity. Qualcomm Inc. [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|Comments Off on NPE enforcement thirst in China’s IP Courts may be more mirage than real opportunity

(Update3) Qualcomm files two more enforcement actions against Meizu in Beijing and Shanghai IP Courts

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, said it filed two more patent infringement complaints against Meizu Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese electronics company, for infringing patents covering a broad range of features and technologies used in smartphones, including those relating to 3G (WCDMA and CDMA2000) and 4G (LTE) wireless [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|China, Patent Investing|Comments Off on (Update3) Qualcomm files two more enforcement actions against Meizu in Beijing and Shanghai IP Courts