TiVo said South Korea’s Alticast has renewed its IP license with Rovi Corp. unit

TiVo Corp. (TIVO), the entertainment technology and licensing company that is considering a possible sale, said Alticast, an end-to-end media technology provider, has renewed its intellectual property (IP) license to deliver advanced entertainment products in South Korea. The San Jose, California-based company didn't disclose how much Alticast agreed to pay as part of the renewal. [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Korea, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Immersion files two more enforcement actions against Samsung, seeking outcome similar to its $65M win against Apple

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the haptic or touch feedback technology company run by interim CEO Carl Schlachte, said it has filed a second complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. The new suit alleges that certain Samsung touchscreen phones, including the [...]

Broadcom may have to pay more for Qualcomm’s superior innovation based on analysis by PatentSight

An analysis of the patent portfolios of Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO), Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) and NXP Semiconductor (NXPI) by PatentSight GmbH, suggests that Qualcomm’s portfolio is rated highest among the three companies based on the Patent Asset Index. The PAI is a scientifically developed and industry proven methodology to measure the innovative strength of an enterprise or [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|Asia, China, Japan, Korea, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Qualcomm strikes extended cross-licensing deal with Samsung on mobile devices, infrastructure equipment

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the chipset technology and licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, said it has expanded its global patent cross-license agreement with Samsung covering mobile devices and infrastructure equipment. The San Diego-based company didn’t disclose the terms of the deal. The company noted that the amended agreement is consistent with Qualcomm’s global handset-level [...]

Japanese and Asian companies outpace U.S. and European counterparts in Clarivate’s annual list of Top 100 innovators

Asia, led by Japan, South Korea and China, reclaimed its standing as the biggest market for global innovation after briefly falling behind the United States in 2016, according to the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators report issued by Clarivate Analytics. The annual report highlights the most successful companies in the world that are active in [...]

By | January 26th, 2018|Asia, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Patent Investing|0 Comments

DSS files third enforcement action involving LED patents against Japan’s Nichia Corp

Document Security Systems, the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeff Ronaldi, filed an enforcement action against Japan’s Nichia Corp. and Nichia America in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging infringement of light emitting diode patents DSS acquired from Intellectual Discovery Co. Ltd. of South Korea for $9 million. The acquisition was made possible by Juridica Asset [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Asia, Korea, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Seoul High Court denies Qualcomm’s stay of Korea Free Trade Commission remedial order

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company that agreed to pay $975 million to settle an antitrust probe by Korean regulators, said yesterday that the Seoul High Court has denied a stay of the operation of the remedial order issued against it by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC). San Diego-based Qualcomm said will file [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Asia, Korea, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Microcap Nano One Materials files patents to secure ‘innovative’ battery storage technology

Nano One Materials (NNOMF) is spending considerable amounts of its time and money filing patents on its low cost, high performance nanotechnology for lithium ion battery materials for electric vehicles, energy storage and consumer electronics. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company says its patented technology can be configured for a wide range of nanostructured materials and [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Asia, China, Korea, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Qualcomm fiscal 1st-Qtr 2017 net income tumbles 54% on $868M antitrust settlement in Korea

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the semiconductor technology and licensing giant run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, posted a 54% drop in fiscal first quarter 2017 net income on higher costs and expenses related to a $868 million settlement with the Korea Fair Trade Commission. The San Diego, California-based company said its net income fell to $682 million, [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Asia, earnings, Korea, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Qualcomm cries foul against Korea Fair Trade Commission $865M fine for alleged violations of competition laws

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) on Tuesday, Dec 27 fined Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company run by CEO Steven Mollenkopf, said it plans to issue a corrective order and a 1.03 trillion won ($865 million) against Qualcomm for violations of the country’s competition law. San Diego, California-based Qualcomm called the announcement “an [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Asia, Korea, Patent Investing|0 Comments