(Update2) RPX seeks en banc review of Federal Circuit ruling remanding IPR ruling to PTAB due to real party in interest issues

RPX Corp., the patent risk aggregator and provider of NPE litigation loss control services, has petitioned for an en banc ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a three judge panel ruled that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board erred in finding that RPX was the real party in interest in [...]

By | September 14th, 2018|Federal Circuit, Patent Investing, PTAB, Supreme Court|0 Comments

Federal Circuit affirms PTAB invalidation of most claims of patent ParkerVision enforced against Qualcomm

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in three IPR rulings that most of the claims of a patent enforced by ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR) against Qualcomm Inc. were invalid due to obviousness. Qualcomm filed three petitions for IPR challenging the patentability of claims of [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|Federal Circuit, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Federal court upholds $502.6M award VirnetX won against Apple

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the patent licensing company run by CEO Kendall Larsen, said the final judgement of the U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas upheld the $502.6 million jury verdict for VirnetX in the ongoing patent infringement action against Apple Inc. Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX said in addition to affirming the award, the district [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Federal Circuit, litigation, NPE, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Federal judge reverses invalidation of Network-1’s flagship Remote Power Patent in dispute with HP

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said a federal judge reversed part of jury verdict that invalidated its flagship Remote Power Patent but left standing the finding that Hewlett-Packard didn’t infringe the patent. Judge Robert Schroeder III, of the U.S. District Court in Tyler, granted Network-1’s motion for [...]

By | August 30th, 2018|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Jury awards WiLAN $145M in patent infringement dispute with Apple

A jury in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California awarded WilAN Inc., a unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QRTH) $145.1 million in damages in a patent infringement dispute with Apple Inc. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the dispute involved infringement of WiLAN's U.S. patent Nos 8,457,145 and 8,537,757. The award is one of the [...]

Federal Circuit affirms PTAB decision that tribal sovereign immunity doesn’t apply to IPRs

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as expected affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision rejecting the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s attempt to use it tribal sovereign immunity to shield patents owned by Allergan PLC from challenge in an inter partes review. In 2017, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and Allergan announced [...]

By | July 20th, 2018|Federal Circuit, IPRs, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Contingency lawyers are more reluctant than ever to represent patent owners in current environment

Contingency lawyers who once were willing to represent significant inventors, universities, medical laboratories and even non-practicing entities say for many it’s become too costly and risky to take on contingent cases thanks to controversial decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court on injunctions, patentable subject matter, damages and venue. Contingent law firms agree to take on [...]

High court upholds the constitutionality of the IPR process as expected in blow to patent holders

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the inter partes review process before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a 7-2 decision in Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group LLC written by Justice Clarence Thomas in which the hight court emphasized the narrowness of the decision and noted arguments not [...]

(Update1) VirnetX Holdings wins $502.6M jury award in fourth trial against Apple

VirnetX Holdings Corp. (VHC), the patent licensing company that's been battling Apple Inc. over patent infringement related to iPhones and other products for 8 years, won a $502.6 million verdict against the computer giant in a U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas. Shares of Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX surged as much as 41% in after [...]

By | April 10th, 2018|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

Federal Circuit rules PTAB erred in not accepting Google’s claims construction in rulings on IPRs challenging Network-1 patents

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board erred in its claim construction of certain terms in four final written decisions in inter partes reviews filed by Google Inc. and YouTube LLC finding patents owned by Network-1 Technologies (NTIP) to be valid. The case involves U.S. Patent [...]

By | March 28th, 2018|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments