U.S. ITC judge sides with Samsung against Xperi, terminating complaint due to arbitration clause

An administrative law judge from the U.S. International Trade Commission sided with Samsung Electronics in an initial determination terminating the complaint filed by Xperi Corp. (XPER). San Jose, California-based Xperi said the initial determination was subject to a reversal by the full ITC and that it planned to appeal the decision. The ITC investigation involves [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Adiona IP enforces two patents once owned by Cypress and Philips against TiVo

Adiona IP LLC, a Plano, Texas-based non-practicing entity, filed an enforcement action against TiVo Corp., the entertainment media technology and licensing company, for infringement of two patents. The patents in suit are U.S. Patent No. 7,194,520, entitled "Content Player for Broadcasting to Information Appliances," and U.S. Patent No.  6,580,871, entitled "Device and Method for Recording an Information [...]

By | May 4th, 2018|litigation, NPE, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan files enforcement action against Check Point after licensing discussions fail

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cyber technology and patent licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Check Point Software Technologies Inc. (CHKP) and Check Point software Technologies Ltd. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said it filed the complaint against Check Point in the U.S. District Court for [...]

By | May 4th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Qualcomm posts 75% drop in fiscal 2nd-Qtr profits due to royalty dispute with Apple

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the semiconductor technology and licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, posted a 75% drop in net income in the fiscal second quarter of 2018, driven in part by on ongoing dispute with Apple and its contract manufacturers. San Diego, California based Qualcomm said second quarter net income fell to $400 million, [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|China, earnings, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

High court upholds the constitutionality of the IPR process as expected in blow to patent holders

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the inter partes review process before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a 7-2 decision in Oil States Energy Services LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group LLC written by Justice Clarence Thomas in which the hight court emphasized the narrowness of the decision and noted arguments not [...]

U.K. High Court of Justice hands Conversant big jurisdiction win in standard essential patent dispute with Huawei and ZTE

The High Court of Justice in London on Monday, April 16, handed Conversant Intellectual Property Management a significant victory in its dispute with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. over a fair reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) license for standard essential wireless patents. Justice Henry Carr rejected a challenge by defendants Huawei and ZTE to [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|China, Europe, litigation, Patent Investing, U.K.|0 Comments

Apple immediately objects to new VirnetX expert witness in willfulness trial

If anyone doubted that Apple Inc. (APPL) planned to fight the $502.6 million awarded to VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC) by a jury in U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas the computer giant silenced that doubt with an immediate objection to VirnetX's first witness in the upcoming trial on willful infringement. Cupertino, California-based Apple has a [...]

By | April 11th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) VirnetX Holdings wins $502.6M jury award in fourth trial against Apple

VirnetX Holdings Corp. (VHC), the patent licensing company that's been battling Apple Inc. over patent infringement related to iPhones and other products for 8 years, won a $502.6 million verdict against the computer giant in a U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas. Shares of Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX surged as much as 41% in after [...]

By | April 10th, 2018|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

Finjan Holdings reaches $3.9M licensing settlement with Carbon Black

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said it reached a licensing settlement with Carbon Black Inc. for $3.9 million to be paid in three installments. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said Carbon Black agreed to pay Finjan $1.3 million within five business days of the April 6 effective [...]

(Update3) Financier Feinberg files second lawsuit against Marathon Patent Group in New York Supreme Court

Financier Jeffrey Feinberg has filed a second lawsuit alleging fraud against Marathon Patent Group (MARA) and its former CEO Doug Croxall and CFO Francis Knuettell II in New York Supreme Court. The complaint alleges violation of Section 11, Section 12a and Section 15 of the Securities Act, fraud and fraudulent concealment, constructive fraud, and negligent [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments