Finjan sues Bitdefender and affiliate for infringing four U.S. cyber security patents

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said its subsidiary Finjan Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Bitdefender, Inc., a Florida company, and its parent Bitdefender S.R.L., a Romanian corporation. East Palo Alto, California based Finjan said the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Network-1 reaches settlement and licensing deal with Axis Communications

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said it agreed to settle its patent litigation against Axis Communications Inc. and affiliated entities, though it didn't disclose the terms. New York-based Network-1 filed the action against Axis Communications and affiliates in the U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas, for infringement [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|licensing agreement, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

U.S. International Trade Commission needs more time for review finding that Broadcom and affiliates infringe Tessera patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Aug. 9 it needs more time to consider petitions for review of its final initial determination that Broadcom Ltd. and its affiliates infringed patents of Xperi Corp. (XPER)’s units Tessera Technologies and Tessera Inc. The ITC final initial determination covered Broadcom Ltd, Broadcom Corp., ARRIS International plc, ARRIS [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Finjan shares fall 10% after second quarter profit and revenue come in less than expected

Shares of Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, fell more than10% after it posted a wider net loss on lower revenue and higher expenses. Shares were down 27 cents or 9.18% to $2.67 at 1:01 pm New York time. They’ve traded between $1 and $4.06 over [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|earnings, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) U. S. International Trade Commission takes up Qualcomm’s infringement complaint against Apple

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has instituted an investigation of Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) patents in the manufacture of mobile electronic devices such as the iPhone 7. The USITC said the investigation is reviewing whether specific components of Apple’s devices, such as baseband processor modems, infringe Qualcomm’s patents. The [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Ex USPTO Deputy Director Slifer twice refuses CG Technology’s offer of $524,520 in damages

Russell Slifer, the former deputy director of the U.S. Patent Office, who sued CG Technology LP for failing to pay him what he was owed in a patent sale and was awarded $400,000 in damages plus interest, has twice refused to accept the $524,520.23 offered by the unit of Cantor Fitzgerald. That’s because Slifer, who [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

Finjan sues SonicWall for infringement after it refuses to discuss license over three years of talks

Finjan Holdings Inc., the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said its subsidiary Finjan Inc. unit filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SonicWall Inc., in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, alleging infringement of ten of Finjan U.S. patents. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said it filed the complaint to [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

GE sues Denmark’s Vestas over infringement of patent that earned a $166M award against Mitsubishi

General Electric Co. has accused Vestas Wind Systems A/S, a Denmark-based developer of variable speed wind turbines and components, and Vestas-American Wind Technology Inc. of infringing a patent that addresses a problem with power grid connected wind turbines. The patent in suit is U.S. Patent No. 7,629,705, entitled “Method and apparatus for operating electrical machines.” [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

WiLAN’s Improved Search settles infringement dispute with AOL after a PTAB win

Improved Search LLC, a unit of WiLAN Inc. the the patent licensing arm of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the diversified holding company run by Executive Chairman Jim Skippen, and Oath Inc., a unit of AOL Inc. agreed to settle their patent infringement dispute. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Improved Search filed its complaint in [...]

(Update1) Conversant IP brings SEP enforcement actions against Huawei and ZTE in U.K. High Court of Justice

Conversant Wireless Licensing S.à r.l., a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., filed a standard essential patent infringement case against Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp, in the Patents Court of the High Court of Justice in London, United Kingdom. The Ottawa, Ontario-based company, which is run by CEO Boris Teksler, declined to comment on [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments