TiVo’s Rovi files new salvo of enforcement actions against Comcast, plans new ITC action as well

TiVo Corp. (TIVO), the entertainment technology company run by CEO Enrique Rodriguez, said its Rovi Corp. unit and related affiliates filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Comcast Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The lawsuits allege that Comcast's X1 [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

(Update3) CAFC affirms only $7.8M of $39.5M in damages Finjan won from Blue Coat, part of case remanded

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed Finjan Inc. (FNJN), the cyber-technology and patent licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, a blow, affirming only $7.8 million of the $39.5 million jury verdict against Blue Coat Systems. The decision was handed down today as East Palo Alto-based Finjan was still involved in a [...]

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

PersonalWeb, Level 3 file enforcement actions against 27 alleged cloud patent infringers

PersonalWeb Technologies LLC and Level 3 Communications LLC filed patent enforcement actions involving five patents related to cloud computing against AIRBNB and 26 other companies in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California this week. In addition to AIRBNB, the complaints name Amicus FTW Inc., Atlassian Inc., Cloud 66 Inc., Curebit Inc., Doximity [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

IP rich Immersion reorganizes, announces rights plan under activist pressure from Raging Capital

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the haptics or sense of touch technology and patent licensing company that is pursuing aggressive enforcement actions against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics, said it is reorganizing and adopting a new rights plan to prevent certain stockholders who have been accumulating large positions from taking over control of the company before it [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Xperi reaches licensing deal with Broadcom, provides new earnings guidance for fourth quarter

Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology licensing company run by CEO Jon Kirchner, said it reached a patent licensing agreement with Broadcom Ltd., resolving a dispute filed in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware and at the U.S. International Trade Commission. The San Jose, California-based company said its Tessera Technologies entered into agreements with Broadcom and [...]

Finjan to get $12.5M from FireEye as part of licensing settlement and cross license agreement

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), cybersecurity technology licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said on Dec. 29 it reached a licensing and cross licensing agreement with FireEye Inc., which resolved all pending litigation between the companies. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said that under the terms of the agreements, FireEye agreed to pay Finjan a [...]

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

Sonos wins $2M award against Denon Electronics, faces hearing in second trial in March

A jury in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, handed Sonos Inc. a $2 million award against Denon Electronics in a patent infringement dispute over technology for multiform speakers. The award came in the first trial of a case that has been divided in two. Sonos had been seeking $2.4 million in damages. The company [...]

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

Immersion needs new CEO to run aggressive enforcement campaigns against Apple and others

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the haptic or sense of touch technology and patent licensing company that is pursuing aggressive enforcement actions against Apple Inc. (AAPL) and other large technology companies, needs to find a new CEO and probably needs to raise new capital if it’s to have the wherewithal to withstand Apple’s withering IPR attack on [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|exec changes, Financing, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Apple IPR petition against MEC Resources patent focuses on prior art, ignores tribal sovereign immunity

A petition for inter partes review filed by Apple Inc. (AAPL) of a patent owned by MEC Resources LLC, owned by three affiliated Native American tribes, didn’t take on the issue of tribal sovereign immunity, which has been used to shield patents from such reviews. Cupertino, California-based Apple filed IPR2018-00286 on Dec. 8 seeking to [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

DSS files third enforcement action involving LED patents against Japan’s Nichia Corp

Document Security Systems, the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeff Ronaldi, filed an enforcement action against Japan’s Nichia Corp. and Nichia America in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging infringement of light emitting diode patents DSS acquired from Intellectual Discovery Co. Ltd. of South Korea for $9 million. The acquisition was made possible by Juridica Asset [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Asia, Korea, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments