Immersion gets approval from SEC for confidential treatment of Apple deal suggesting $100M over 10 year period

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the haptic or touch technology licensing company that reached a settlement with Apple Inc. in January, said it received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to maintain the confidentiality of the Apple settlement for 10 years, suggesting that the deal may be worth as much as $100 million. "It's pretty compelling [...]

By | July 25th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Rambus signs patent licensing agreement with Socionext for undisclosed amount

Rambus Inc. (RMBS), the technology and patent licensing company that is looking for a CEO to replace the ousted Dr. Ron Black, said it signed a patent licensing agreement with Socionext, the developer of system-on-chip technology. Sunnyvale, California-based Rambus said the license covers a broad range of innovations related to memory controllers, SerDes and security [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Immersion signs licensing deal with Japan’s Toyodenso, terms undisclosed

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, said it signed a license agreement with Toyodenso Co. Ltd., a Tokyo-based provider of automotive solutions, for an undisclosed amount. San Jose, California-based Immersion said the agreement provides Toyodenso with access to Immersion's patented haptic technology for use in its automotive solutions. "We are [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Japan, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Immersion signs licensing deal with Fitbit believed to be worth less than a $1m a year

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the developer and licensor of haptic or touch feedback technology, said it entered into a settlement and license agreement with Fitbit Inc. without disclosing the terms. Charlie Anderson, an analyst at Dougherty & Co., who rates Immersion a “neutral,” said the deal is “fairly inconsequential” to the San Jose, California-based company. Anderson [...]

By | July 9th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

WiLAN’s Polaris Innovations signs licensing pact with Etron Technology

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Polaris Innovations Ltd. has granted a license for certain patents to Etron Technology Inc. and Etron Technology America Inc. The Ottawa-based company said the licensed patents relate to DRAM integrated circuit and memory devices. The company said the license resolves ongoing [...]

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

InterDigital enters patent licensing deal with Fujitsu Connected Technologies

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the wireless research and development and licensing company run by CEO William Merritt, said its patent holding subsidiaries have entered into a multi-year, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty bearing patent license agreement with Fujitsu Connected Technologies Ltd. The Wilmington, Delaware-based company said the agreement covers the sale of Funjitsu's 2G, 3G and 4G terminal unit [...]

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

Finjan grants patent license to Trend Micro for more than $13.4 million in cash

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said its subsidiaries, Finjan Inc., Finjan Mobile Inc. and Finjan Blue Inc. have entered into a patent licensing agreement with Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a cybersecurity technology company for more than $13.4 million in cash. East Palo [...]

By | July 2nd, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

WiLAN’s Commercial Copy grants license to Brother Corp. ending litigation

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Commercial Copy Innovations Inc., has granted a license for certain patents owned by CCI to Brother International Corp. and Brother Industries (U.S.A) Inc. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the license resolves ongoing litigation between CCI and Brother. WiLAN didn't disclose the terms [...]

Immersion signs haptics licensing agreement with Japan’s Calsonic Kensei

Immersion (IMMR), the developer and licensor of touch feedback or haptic technology run by interim CEO Carl Schlachte, said it has signed a license agreement with Calsonic Kansei Corp., a Japanese global automotive components manufacturer. San Jose, California-based Immersion didn't disclose the terms of the transaction. The company said in a statement that under the agreement [...]

By | June 18th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Universal Display signs technology licensing deal with China’s Visionox

Universal Display Corp. (OLED), the organic light emitting diode (OLED) display technology company run by CEO Steven Abramson, said it signed a new OLED technology licensing agreement with China’s Visionox Technology Inc. for terms not disclosed. The Ewing, New Jersey-based company said the deal also included a supplemental material purchase agreement. Under the agreements, Universal [...]

By | June 12th, 2018|China, licensing agreement, Patent Investing|0 Comments