U.S. District Court Judge more than doubles award WARF won against Apple to $506.1 million

A judge in the U.S. District Court in Madison, Wisconsin awarded the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation $506.08 million in an infringement dispute with Apple Inc. (AAPL), the second time the foundation has won a hundred million dollar award against the computer giant. Judge William Conley said he based his award on WARF’s claim of literal [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Federal Circuit rejects en banc review of ruling vacating CBM decision in dispute between Unwired Planet and Google

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Google Inc.’s petition for an en banc review of a prior appellate court decision rejecting the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's line of thinking in a covered business method patent final written decision at issue in a patent dispute between Google and the former Unwired Planet. [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Virnetx posts slightly narrower net loss of $28.6M in 2016 on non-cash gain and higher interest income

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the technology licensing company run by CEO Kendall Larsen, posted a slightly narrower net loss of $28.6 million, or 51 cents share, in 2016 because of a non-cash gain related to warrants and higher interest income. The Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based company reported a net loss of $29.2 million, or 56 cents [...]

Federal Circuit smashes Smartflash’s hopes in patent dispute with Apple, invalidating the patents

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today smashed Smartflash LLC’s hopes for reviving its $533 million verdict against Apple Inc. stemming from iTunes technology’s alleged infringement of the non-practicing entity’s patents. The ruling was handed down by a three judge panel that included Circuit Judges Sharon Prost and Alan Lourie and Pauline Newman. [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Federal Circuit, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Federal Circuit finds PTAB’s argument in favor of obviousness in Apple’s challenge of PersonalWeb patent to be deficient

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a precedent setting decision in PersonalWeb Technologies LLC v. Apple held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board must do more in its final written decisions invalidating patents than rubber stamping the arguments of a challenge of a patent. The decision came in PersonalWeb’s appeal of [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

Federal Circuit denies en banc review of PTAB invalidation of VirnetX patents

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the patent licensing company run by CEO Kendall Larsen, an en bank review of a decision upholding final written decisions by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidating several of its patents. The decision leaves intact a Dec. 9 a decision by [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Federal Circuit, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Federal Circuit hands WiLAN a rare win overturning district court rulings in dispute with Ericsson

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed WiLAN Inc. (WILN) a rare win on Tuesday, Jan. 17 ruling that a district court in West Palm Beach, Florida erred in invalidating two patents and finding non-infringement on a third patent at issue in an enforcement dispute with Ericsson related to LTE technologies. The ruling [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

U.S. Supreme Court is likely to reverse Federal Circuit on venue in patent infringement suits

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review a Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling involving the appropriate venue for patent infringement suits likely means a reversal that could hurt patent owner rights and end the dominance of the Eastern District of Texas as the most active district court for patent cases. The high [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Federal Circuit, Patent Investing, Supreme Court|0 Comments

(Update1) Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirms PTAB invalidation of VirnetX patents

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday Dec. 9 handed VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the licensing company that has been unable to sustain hundred million dollar jury awards against Apple, a major loss affirming Patent Trial Appeal Board decisions invalidating the patents challenged in  six inter partes reviews and one inter partes [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Federal Circuit, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Federal Circuit hands Intellectual Ventures defeat in dispute with Symantec over antivirus patents

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed Intellectual Ventures a defeat in its patent enforcement dispute with Symantec Corp. and Trend Micro Inc., by affirming a district court’s invalidation of two cybersecurity patents and reversing a decision declaring the claim of a third as invalid under Alice. The ruling was handed down Friday, [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Federal Circuit, Patent Investing|0 Comments