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

BlackBerry reaches licensing deal with Blu Products, terms including ongoing royalty not disclosed

BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY), the software and mobile communications licensing company run by CEO John Chen, said it reached a licensing deal with BLU Products, ending patent infringement litigation filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry said the financial structure of the agreement includes on-going payments from BLU [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|licensing agreement, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Quarterhill’s Commercial Copy Innovations enters licensing agreement with Mimaki Engineering

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the diversified holding company formerly known as Wi-LAN Inc., said its subsidiary, Commercial Copy Innovations Inc., and Mimaki Engineering Company Ltd. have entered into a license agreement. The Ottawa, Ontario-based company said the license covers inkjet printing technology. Mimaki is a global industry leader and manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, cutting plotters, [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Acacia-backed Veritone signs two-year AI technology licensing deal with iHeartMedia

Veritone Inc. (VERI), the provider of artificial intelligence technology for media companies that has backing from Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), said it has signed an expanded, two-year agreement with iHeartMedia, the audio company with the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. The Newport Beach, California-based company said the agreement gives iHeartMedia a [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Quarterhill says 3rd Qtr earnings to be boosted by licensing deal with Samsung and revenue from IRD and VIZIYA

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the diversified holding company previously known as WiLAN Inc., said it expects third quarter revenue and profits to be above expectations because of strong patent licensing results and the inclusion of a full quarter of operations from International Road Dynamics and VIZIYA. The Ottawa, Ontario-based company said its consolidated revenue for the [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|earnings, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Quarterhill’s WiLAN reaches licensing settlement with Samsung for undisclosed amount

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the diversified holding company formerly known as WiLAN Inc., said its Wi-LAN Inc. unit entered into a new comprehensive license agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. Ottawa, Ontario-based Quarterhill, run by Executive Chairman Jim Skippen, said the new license agreement expands upon the patent rights previously granted to [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Network-1 CEO Horowitz eyes a select few acquisitions, remains focused on enforcement actions

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP) Chairman and CEO Corey Horowitz says he plans on being "very selective" when it comes to investing the patent licensing company’s $60 million in cash and equivalents in new opportunities, and expects to focus most resources on monetizing Network-1’s current patent portfolio. New York-based Network-1 is one of the more successful [...]

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

Acacia Research Corp.’s Teleconference Systems unit reaches licensing deal with Genband

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman Louis Graziadio III, said it Teleconference Systems LLC unit entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with Genband Inc. Newport Beach, California-based Acacia didn't disclose how much Genband agreed to pay under the settlement. Officials didn't return a telephone call seeking comment. [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|licensing agreement, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Network-1 says $40M unsecured claim reached in settlement with Avaya must be approved by Bankruptcy Court

Network-1 Technologies, Inc.(NTIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said it agreed to settle its patent litigation against Avaya Inc., which is currently involved in a chapter 11 voluntary bankruptcy proceeding. The New York-based company said that as part of the settlement, Avaya agreed that Network-1 shall have an allowed general unsecured [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|licensing agreement, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Conversant IP reaches confidential semiconductor memory patent deal with Toshiba

Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., the patent licensing company run by CEO Boris teksler, said it signed a semiconductor memory patent license agreement with Toshiba Corp. Ottawa-based Conversant IP didn't say how much Toshiba agreed to pay. The company noted that Toshiba offers a wide range of semiconductors and storage products that make possible today’s [...]

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