WiLAN CEO says 7-year IP framework with TSMC will test a new collaborative approach to licensing

WiLAN Inc. CEO Jim Skippen sees the seven-year IP licensing framework his company recently worked out with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., one of the world’s biggest semiconductor foundries, as something new and promising, and that if it works out he may do again. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN, which is the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Asia, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

WiLAN enters 7-year IP framework agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor, terms undisclosed

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH) (NASDAQ: QTRH), said it has entered into a new seven‑year intellectual property framework agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., the world's leading semiconductor foundry.     Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the new framework agreement grants TSMC certain rights under semiconductor process technology patents currently owned by [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Xperi reaches licensing deal with Broadcom, provides new earnings guidance for fourth quarter

Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology licensing company run by CEO Jon Kirchner, said it reached a patent licensing agreement with Broadcom Ltd., resolving a dispute filed in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware and at the U.S. International Trade Commission. The San Jose, California-based company said its Tessera Technologies entered into agreements with Broadcom and [...]

Finjan to get $12.5M from FireEye as part of licensing settlement and cross license agreement

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), cybersecurity technology licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said on Dec. 29 it reached a licensing and cross licensing agreement with FireEye Inc., which resolved all pending litigation between the companies. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said that under the terms of the agreements, FireEye agreed to pay Finjan a [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|licensing agreement, litigation, 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 [...]

Quarterhill says its Polaris Innovations unit signs term license wth ISSI on DRAM patents

Quarterhill Corp. (QTRH), the diversified holding company run by Executive Chairman Jim Skippen, said its WiLAN Inc. patent licensing subsidiary’s Polaris Innovations Ltd. unit, has entered into a patent license agreement with Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. Ottawa, Ontario-based Quarterhill said the terms of the agreement are confidential. The company said the license grants ISSI a [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

BlackBerry reaches strategic licensing agreement with Kasim Alfalahi’s Teletry

BlackBerry Ltd. (BB), the software technology and licensing company run by CEO John Chen, said it entered into a strategic licensing agreement with Teletry, an independent operating company run by Kasim Alfalahi, with expertise in building relationships between patent holders and licensees in the wireless technology industry. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry didn’t disclose the terms of [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dominion Harbor’s Monument Peak Ventures unit renews Kodak license with Nokia

Dominion Harbor Enterprises, the patent transaction and advisory company run by CEO David Pridham, said its Monument Peak Ventures (MPV) subsidiary has entered into a patent license renewal agreement with Nokia for the MPV Kodak digital imaging portfolio. Dallas-based Dominion said the terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MPV acquired the Kodak digital imaging [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

RPX reaches licensing deal on five patents with University of Tennessee Research Foundation

RPX Corp. (RPXC), the patent aggregator run by CEO Martin Roberts, said it has completed a patent rights agreement with the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), which in coordination with Saint Matthew Research LLC had initiated a patent litigation campaign asserting five patents developed by professors and graduate students at the University of Tennessee. [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments