Quarterhill reaches licensing deals with Amazon and Ericsson ahead of trials

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the diversified holding company and patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman Jim Skippen, said it reached licensing agreements with Amazon and Ericsson this week. Ottawa, Ontario-based Quarterhill said on Tuesday June 13 its wholly-owned subsidiary Wi-LAN Inc. has entered into a patent license agreement with Amazon.com Inc. The company saids the [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

VirnetX details revenue payment schedule with Japan’s Public Intelligence Technology Associates

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the patent licensing company that received a $20 million investment from Japan's Public Intelligence Technology Associates (PICA), agreed to make quarterly payments to the Japanese private equity consortium representing a percentage of revenue sold in Japan by VirnetX's Japanese subsidiary. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, VirnetX said under [...]

Acacia Research Corp. reaches infringement settlement with Medtronic, terms not disclosed

Acacia Research Corp. (ACTG), the patent licensing company run by Executive Chairman Louis Graziadio III, said its Acacia Research Group LLC unit and LifePort Sciences LLC subsidiaries have entered into a license agreement with Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Vascular Inc. The Newport Beach, California-based company didn’t disclose the terms of the settlement. The company said [...]

Apple and Nokia settle their infringement dispute, reach business collaboration agreement

Apple Inc. agreed to settle a multi-jurisdictional patent infringement dispute with Nokia after the two tech companies reached a business collaboration agreement in which Nokia will provide network infrastructure product and services to Apple and the computer titan will resume carrying Nokia digital health products in its retail and online stores. The Cupertino, California-based and [...]

Qualcomm sues Apple’s contract manufacturers over hundreds of millions of dollars in withheld payment

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the mobile technology and licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, turned up the heat in its ongoing war with Apple Inc. over royalties for iPhones, by filing a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles against four manufacturers of iPhones who have been withholding payments. San Diego-based Qualcomm slashed its third [...]

InterDigital reaches settlement with Microsoft, parties also agree to dismiss related Nokia actions

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the mobile technology and licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, said it reached a settlement agreement and release of claims with Microsoft Corp. and its affiliates, the terms of which were not disclosed. Wilmington, Delaware-based InterDigitial disclosed the agreement in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission om May 11. [...]

InterDigital says amounts from Huawei license now expected in third quarter, not second quarter

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the mobile technology research and development and licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, said amounts related to the transfer of patents from a licensing agreement with Huawei won’t show up in revenue until the third quarter of 2017. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company didn’t explain why the amounts which had been expected [...]

Qualcomm slashes fiscal third quarter guidance as Apple withholds payments to contract manufacturers for Qualcomm IP

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology and licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, said it is slashing its guidance for fiscal third quarter revenue and earnings because Apple Inc. (AAPL) is withholding payments to its contract manufacturers who are then paying Qualcomm less than they owe. San Diego, California based Qualcomm previously said it expected [...]

Finjan Mobile to offer Avira VPN product offerings under new partnership, cross license deal

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said its Finjan Mobile Inc. unit entered into a partnership agreement with Avira Inc. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said Avira will provide its Virtual Private Network (VPN) Platform for distribution and sale by Finjan Mobile as part of its [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Finjan reaches $4.9M licensing settlement with Germany’s Avira Holding GmbH

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), a cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said its Finjan Inc. unit closed a confidential patent license agreement with Avira Holding GmbH & Co. KG for $4.9 million. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said Avira is a leading security software company that provides antivirus software, Internet security, [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Europe, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments