Marathon’s Magnus IP files enforcement actions against Honeywell, Somfy in Germany

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent licensing and commercialization company run by CEO Doug Croxall, said its wholly-owned subsidiary Magnus IP GmbH filed patent infringement lawsuits against Honeywell and Somfy in the Regional Court of Munich in Germany. The patent being asserted is EP 1 643 324 B1, entitled “Integrated Building Environment Data System." [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Technicolor files enforcement action against Samsung in France and Germany

Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY), the media and entertainment sector technology giant, said today it has filed several patent infringement suits in Germany and France against Samsung Electronics, across a range of Samsung products, including mobile phones and digital televisions. Paris-based Technicolor provides technology, products and services to the most influential companies in the [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Marathon’s German unit files against Google, Vodafone, ZTE and others in Regional Court in Dusseldorf, Germany

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the patent licensing company run by CEO Doug Croxell, said it began a new enforcement campaign involving four standard essential patents against Google Inc., Vodafone GmbH, ZTE Corp., Xiaomi Technology Co. Ltd., Telecom Deutschland GmbH and Telefonica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG in the Regional Court of Dusseldorf, Germany. The actions [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

German appellate court upholds finding of infringement against Vestel in dispute with Technicolor

Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY), the provider of technology in the media and entertainment sector, today announced that it won a favorable patent infringement decision against Vestel in Germany, a consumer electronic manufacturer. The Paris-based company said the concerned patent relates to digital audio/video data processing in television tuners. The company said a court [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan’s case against ESET now hinges on German action after venues switched a second time in U.S. action

ESET LLC and ESET spol. s.r.o., the Slovakia-based cybersecurity firms involved in a patent infringement dispute with Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN) successfully moved to have their case transferred to U.S. District Court in San Diego, California, where the alleged infringer’s motion to dismiss will now be heard. ESET and its parent had previously filed an [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

U.K. government says it’s proceeding with efforts to ratify Unified Patent Court

The U.K. government said it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court agreement, something that had been in doubt since the vote for U.K. to exit the European Union, also known as Brexit. In a statement today, the government said its preparations to ratify the UPC agreement “is part of the process [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Europe, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Acacia Research Corp.’s St. Lawrence units reach licensing deal with HTC Corp.

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by executive chairman Louis Graziadio Jr., said on Thurday, Nov. 17  that its Saint Lawrence Communications LLC and Saint Lawrence Communications GmbH subsidiaries have entered into patent license agreements with HTC Corp. Newport Beach, California-based Acacia said the terms of the agreement were confidential. --To reach [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Europe, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan takes its enforcement campaign against Blue Coat to Germany where injunctive relief may pressure settlement

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said today it filed a patent infringement lawsuit on Friday, Oct. 14 in District Court in Dusseldorf, Germany against the German subsidiary of Blue Coat Systems Inc., the third action filed by Finjan against Blue Coat. The enforcement action was filed against Blue [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Europe, Patent Investing|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

ParkerVision files another enforcement action in Germany, this time against Apple

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, said its German unit ParkerVision GmbH filed an enforcement action against Apple Inc., Apple Distribution International and Apple Retail Germany B.V. & Co. KG for the infringement of the German part of European Patent 1 206 831. Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision said the complaint [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Europe, Patent Investing, Patent Trolling|0 Comments