Netlist names former Sisvel US president Chuck Hausman as chief licensing officer

Netlist Inc. (NLST),the patent licensing company rugby CEO C.K.Hong, said it appointed former Sisvel US president, Chuck Hausman, as chief licensing officer. Irvine, California-based Netlist said Hausman will oversee and direct the company's intellectual property licensing programs. At Sisvel US, Hausman had been responsible for its licensing programs and litigation strategies.  Prior to Sisvel, he [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Shares of Finjan plunge 20% as CEO exercises options and sells shares to lock in profits

Shares  of Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), run by CEO Phil Hartstein, plunged 21% after the company announced he exercised options to acquire 50,000 shares of common stock at $1.66 a share and then sold 77,500 shares in two tranches at average prices of $5.06 and $5.32. Finjan shares fell $1.05 to $3.95 in midday trading. [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

InterDigital says two directors resigned to become executive officers

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the technology and patent licensing company run by CEO William Merritt, said two of its directors have resigned to become executive officers effective immediately. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company said Kai O. Öistämö, 54, would step down to become chief operating officer and Jeffrey K. Belk would step down to become executive vice [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Dan McCurdy named chief executive officer of HGGC’s RPX Corp.

RPX Corp., the provider of patent risk and discovery management solutions owned by HGGC LLC, said it has named Dan McCurdy as its Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2018. McCurdy succeeds Martin Roberts, who was named president and CEO after the board ousted former CEO and founder John Amster after rejecting his plan to [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Mark Gober promoted to partner at Sherpa Technology Group

Mark Gober was promoted to partner from senior director at Sherpa Technology Group in recognition that his business and financial acumen further differentiate the technology and intellectual property advisory firm from other IP specialists, Gober joined Sherpa in 2010 as an associate in the Boston office when the firm was known as 3LP Advisors. He was [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

ParkerVision reduces board size to five, adds independent director from NYMED

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the patent licensing company that is cutting costs to enable it to continue to enforce its patents against Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), said it has reduced the size of its board from eight to five members. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said in connection with a board restructuring, four directors William Hightower, John Metcalf, [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Rob Stewart, former president of Acacia, reduces his stake by 46,143 shares

Rob Stewart, the former president of Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), raised about $166,567 from the Sept. 7 sale of 46,143 shares of Acacia for $3.6098 a share. The sales leave Stewart with 52,500 shares of Acacia. Stewart resigned from Acacia after shareholders ousted former Executive Chairman G. Louis Graziadio III and another director, voting in [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

TiVo’s Courtney Quish is joining the IP finance group of Fortress Investment Group

Courtney Quish is joining the intellectual property finance group of Fortress Investment Group, two people familiar with the matter said. Quish on Friday, Aug. 17 stepped down from her position as vice president strategy (M&A) at Rovi Corp., a unit of TiVo Corp. She couldn't be reached for comment. Officials from Fortress declined to comment. [...]

By | August 23rd, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) ParkerVision to lay off 30 employees, cut salaries of top executives

ParkerVision, Inc. (PRKR), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, said it is eliminating 30 jobs and reducing the salary of top executives in an effort to generate up to $8 million in annualized cost savings. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said it has been evaluating its overall business strategy in light of its [...]

By | August 23rd, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Immersion names former Xperi CEO Tom Lacey as interim CEO and director

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the haptics or touch technology and licensing company, said Tom Lacey was appointed interim chief executive officer and director, replacing Carl Schlachte, who is resigning. The San Jose, California company also said lead independent director Sharon Holt has been named chairman. Lacey previously was CEO of Xperi Corp.(XPER) and its predecessor Tessera [...]

By | August 23rd, 2018|exec changes, Patent Investing, Uncategorized|0 Comments