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