RPX says chief revenue and strategy execs are leaving as part of reorganization of executive ranks

RPX Corp. (RPXC), the patent aggregator and provider of litigation loss control services run by CEO Martin Roberts, said its Chief Revenue Officer Steve Swank and Chief Strategy Officer Robert Heath, are leaving. San Francisco-based RPX said the departures are part of a new strategic direction the company has outlined since Roberts took over from [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Immersion needs new CEO to run aggressive enforcement campaigns against Apple and others

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the haptic or sense of touch technology and patent licensing company that is pursuing aggressive enforcement actions against Apple Inc. (AAPL) and other large technology companies, needs to find a new CEO and probably needs to raise new capital if it’s to have the wherewithal to withstand Apple’s withering IPR attack on [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|exec changes, Financing, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

New President of Altaba’s Excalibur IP says it may ramp up enforcement actions to spur interest in syndicated deal

Paul Reidy, the new president of Excalibur IP LLC, the patent portfolio owned by the investment company Altaba Inc. (AABA), said a credible and aggressive enforcement program may be the key to getting fair value for the former Yahoo!’s 3,000 plus patents. Reidy joined Altaba's Excalibur last week after being recruited by Altaba General Counsel [...]

By | December 7th, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Ex RPX senior vp Paul Reidy is named president of Altaba’s Excalibur IP LLC

Paul Reidy, a former senior vice president at RPX Corp. (RPXC), was named president of Excalibur LLC, a unit of Altaba Inc., formerly known as Yahoo! Reidy joined Excalibur last month and is currently based in Austin, Texas. He had been at San Francisco-based RPX for six years from March 2010 to March 2016. He [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Quarterhill names Douglas Parker, an exec with tech acquisition experience, as its new CEO

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the former patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman Jim Skippen, said it named Douglas (Doug) Parker, an executive with extensive experience in acquisitions of technology and diversified software companies, as president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018.   The Ottawa, Ontario based company said Parker is expected to join [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Immersion board asks CEO Vic Viegas to step down, shares surge 28%

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, said its CEO Vic Viegas agreed to resign and be replaced on an interim basis by Chairman Carl Schlachte. San Jose, California-based Immersion said Viegas resigned at the request of the board and didn’t provide any comment on why the board asked him to [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|exec changes, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

TiVo’s new CEO Rodriguez may struggle to improve on growth of licensing business led by Arvin Patel

TiVo Corp. (TIVO) CEO Enrique Rodriguez may find it challenging to improve on the growth of the company’s intellectual property licensing business, which has accelerated since the appointment of Arvin Patel as chief IP officer in August. When he took over as CEO last month, Rodriguez inherited a juggernaut of growth from TiVo’s IP licensing [...]

(Update1) Ex-Yahoo IP executive Ray Strimaitis joins Allied Security Trust

Ray Strimaitis, a former vice president of intellectual property at Yahoo! Inc. has joined Allied Security Trust as vice president, corporate development and global strategy. AST said the appointment of Strimaitis gives AST a permanent presence on the West Coast, an area of increasing strategic importance due to the high concentration of technology companies in [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Proponent of patent reform U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte says he won’t seek re-election

U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia and as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee an architect of the America Invents Act, said he will not seek another term. His decision comes two days after he raised concern about how a new tactic of using tribal sovereign immunity to shield patents from challenges through the [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing, Patent Trolling, PTAB|0 Comments

Xperi names exCEO of IPValue Murali Dharan as president of Tessera licensing unit

Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology and licensing company run by CEO Jon Kirchner, named Murali Dharan, the former CEO of IPVALUE Management, as president of Tessera Intellectual Property Corp. Dharan will be responsible for the strategic direction, management and growth of the Tessera intellectual property licensing business and will report to Kirchner. At IP VALUE, [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|exec changes, Patent Investing|0 Comments