Spangenberg has stake in Luxembourg entity behind CRX Tech’s enforcement action against Samsung

Erich Spangenberg acquired 12,500 shares in Luxone Ventures S.à r.l., a Luxembourg-based entity that is the managing member of CRX Tech LLC, a Dallas Texas-based non-practicing entity that acquired a single LED patent from Cirrex Systems and enforced it against Samsung Electronics. The assignment of the patent was first reported by RPX Corp. (RPXC), the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Quarterhill acquires Belgian intelligent transport systems company iCOMS for $1.1M in cash

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the diversified holding company formerly known as WiLAN Inc., said it acquired all the issued and outstanding shares of iCOMS Detections S.A. for cash of 1.0 million euros (USD $1.1 million). Ottawa, Ontario based Quarterhill said iCOMS, an intelligent transportation systems company located in Brussels, Belgium, will be integrated into Quarterhill’s wholly-owned [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Europe, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Acacia’s Saint Lawrence unit reaches licensing agreement with China’s ZTE, terms not disclosed

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman Louis Graziadio III, said its subsidiaries Saint Lawrence Communications LLC and Saint Lawrence Communications GmbH have entered into a patent license agreement with ZTE Corp. Newport Beach, California-based Acacia officials didn’t provide any information on how much ZTE agreed to pay for the [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Europe, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

German appellate court upholds injunction Xperi unit won against Broadcom and affiliates

Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology licensing company run by CEO Jon Kirchner, said a German appellate court handed its Invensas Corp. unit a victory in its patent infringement battle with Broadcom Ltd. and Broadcom Corp. by denying Broadcom’s motion to stay enforcement of a patent infringement judgment that a German district court recently entered against [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Dominion Harbor partners with Europe’s Parallel North IP to monetize Kodak portfolio

Dominion Harbor Enterprises (DHE), the patent monetization and advisory firm run by CEO David Pridham, said it has partnered with Parallel North IP (PNIP), the patent monetization firm in Europe run by CEO Anders Arvidsson, to expand the licensing opportunities of the Kodak portfolio into the European market. Dallas-based Dominion Harbor’s Monument Peak Ventures (MPV), [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Europe, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan reaches $4.9M licensing settlement with Germany’s Avira Holding GmbH

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), a cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said its Finjan Inc. unit closed a confidential patent license agreement with Avira Holding GmbH & Co. KG for $4.9 million. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said Avira is a leading security software company that provides antivirus software, Internet security, [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Europe, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Marathon’s Munitech reaches settlements with Google and ZTE in German enforcement action

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent licensing and management company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Munitech IP S.a.r.l., has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Google Inc., ZTE Deutschland GmbH, ZTE Services Deutschland and ZTE Corp. Los Angeles-based Marathon said the consideration to be paid to Munitech and [...]

(Update2) U.K. High Court of Justice sets FRAND rates for standard essential patents in dispute between former Unwired Planet and Huawei

Justice Colin Birss, of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division Patent Court in the U.K., handed the former Unwired Planet Inc. a victory today, setting worldwide fair and reasonable and non-discriminatory, or FRAND, rates for standard essential patents in an action brought by Huawei Technologies. Les Ware, the CEO of Panoptis Patent Management, whose [...]

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

Xperi’s Invensas prevails in German Court against Broadcom on patent infringement case

Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology and licensing company run by CEO Thomas Lacey, said its Invensas Corp. unit has prevailed in two German patent infringement actions against Broadcom Ltd. and certain of its subsidiaries and distributors. A separate nullity or validity hearing is scheduled for January 2018. San Jose, California-based Xperi said the District Court [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Apple opens another front in SEP licensing war with Qualcomm with lawsuit in U.K.

Apple Inc. (AAPL), the computer giant run by CEO Tim Cook, added another front in its standard essential patent (SEP) licensing war with Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), this time filing a suit alleging patent and registered design claims in a court in the U.K. The lawsuit filed March 2 follows two actions filed by Apple against [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments