SRC, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe enforce computer architecture patents against Microsoft, Amazon

SRC Labs LLC, the computer architecture company founded by Seymour R. Cray and owned by privately-held DirectStream, partnered with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe filed enforcement actions against Microsoft and Amazon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, alleging infringement of a number of patents related to field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). FPGAs are integrated circuits designed to [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

(Update2) Judge invalidates Allergan’s Restasis patents, raises serious questions about sovereign immunity strategy

Judge William Bryson of the U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas on Monday invalidated the patents for Allergan Plc’s dry eye treatment Restasis allowing generic drug makers to produce their own versions of the drug and raised serious questions about the pharmaceutical company’s attempt to rent the sovereign immunity of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|drug patents, litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB|0 Comments

TSMC sues Tessera in district court to overturn ITC initial finding of infringement by Broadcom

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Tessera Technologies, a unit of Xperi Corp. (XPER), to obtain a declaratory judgment overturning an initial determination by an administrative law judge of the U.S. International Trade Commission that Broadcom Ltd. and other chip makers including [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Court awards VirnetX $439.7M against Apple in infringement dispute

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the patent licensing company run by CEO Kendall Larsen, said the U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas, awarded it $439.7 million in damages, enhanced damages, willful infringement and costs and attorneys fees from Apple Inc. for patent infringement. Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX was previously awarded $302 million in damages. The court's [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

BlackBerry reaches licensing deal with Blu Products, terms including ongoing royalty not disclosed

BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY), the software and mobile communications licensing company run by CEO John Chen, said it reached a licensing deal with BLU Products, ending patent infringement litigation filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry said the financial structure of the agreement includes on-going payments from BLU [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|licensing agreement, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Xperi shares drop as German court issues preliminary statement about invalidity of German patent

Shares of Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology and patent licensing company run by CEO Jon Kirchner, fell 14.4% after the company said the German Federal Patent Court issued a ruling that the German part of a patent Xperi’s Invensas unit is enforcing against Broadcom Ltd. is “invalid for various reasons.” Shares of Xperi were down [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

(Update2) Allergan says tribe’s promise of sovereign immunity from IPRs is ‘the good and valuable consideration’ it paid for assignment of Restasis patents

Allergan Plc, which is seeking to add the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to the patent infringement action it filed against Mylan, Teva Pharmaceuticals and others, said in a court filing yesterday that the tribe's promise to use its sovereign immunity to shield patents assigned to it by Allergan is the good and valuable consideration it [...]

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

Spangenberg has stake in Luxembourg entity behind CRX Tech’s enforcement action against Samsung

Erich Spangenberg acquired 12,500 shares in Luxone Ventures S.à r.l., a Luxembourg-based entity that is the managing member of CRX Tech LLC, a Dallas Texas-based non-practicing entity that acquired a single LED patent from Cirrex Systems and enforced it against Samsung Electronics. The assignment of the patent was first reported by RPX Corp. (RPXC), the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Shares of VirnetX surge 40% on final judgement in Apple case with no details about settlement

Shares of VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the patent licensing company run by CEO Kendall Larsen, soared 42% today as investors reacted to a final judgement in its six year enforcement battle with Apple, though the terms of the judgement and any settlement were not disclosed. VirnetX shares gained $1.63 to $5.53 in trading today and [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan files enforcement action against Juniper Networks after being rebuffed for three years

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by Phil Hartstein, said it filed an enforcement action against Juniper Networks on Sept. 29. The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, alleges that Sunnyvale, Califronia-based Juniper’s products and services infringe eight U.S. Finjan patents. Specifically, Finjan is asserting infringement of [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments