(Update1) ParkerVision may not be able to raise more capital after latest loss in German court

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR) the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, may not be able to raise enough money to continue enforcing its patents after the German Federal Patent Court invalidated a patent enforced against Qualcomm Inc. The Jacksonville,Florida-based company said the German Federal Patent Court in Munich ruled that ParkerVision's German transmitter patent [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

iPEL files first infringement actions in China against AsusTek Computer

iPEL Inc., the patent licensing company run by CEO Brian Yates, said it filed ten patent infringement lawsuits in the People’s Republic of China, in the specialized Intellectual Property courts and tribunals of Beijing, Nanjing, and Xi’an, against AsusTek Computer Inc., the Taiwanese computer manufacturer. Pasadena, California-based iPEL said it approached Asus several months ago [...]

By | October 6th, 2018|Asia, China, litigation, NPE, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Finjan takes infringement dispute with Rapid7 to a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said it filed a patent infringement action against Rapid7 Inc. after more than two years of trying to resolve the dispute without litigation. The East Palo Alto, California said it filed the enforcement action against Boston-based Rapid7 in the U.S. [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) IBM accepts $57M settlement of patent dispute with Groupon after jury awarded $82.5M

IBM Corp. (IBM) and Groupon (GRPN) today announced that they have settled all patent lawsuits between the companies for approximately $57 million paid to IBM and a long-term patent cross-license agreement between the companies. The amount is less than the $82.5 million IBM was previously awarded by a jury in a U.S. District Court in [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|licensing agreement, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit throws out $234M award WARF won against Apple

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit threw out the $234 million award the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation won against Apple Inc. in a 2014 patent infringement dispute. This is the latest example of the Federal Circuit throwing out a damage award or returning a case against Apple to the district court. The appellate [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

VirnetX says court approves $93.35M in costs and interest agreed to by Apple

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the software and technology licensing company run by CEO Kendall Larsen, said a district court approved $93.35 million in agreed to bill of costs and prejudgement interest in its patent infringement dispute with Apple. The approved costs are in addition to the $502.6 million in damages previously awarded to VirnetX against [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Federal Circuit upholds Finjan patent against Palo Alto Networks appeal of PTAB ruling

The Court off Appeals for the Federal Circuit handed Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity and patent licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, a victory in its long running infringement dispute with Palo Alto Networks, affirming a ruling that a Finjan patent was valid. The appellate court decision came in an appeal of two [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing, PTAB, USPTO|0 Comments

(Update1) Former patent investor Kesner and Sichenzia law firm sued by MabVax for allegedly concealing conflicts of interest and other causes

Former patent investor and interim CEO of Spherix Inc. (SPEX) Harvey Kesner allegedly led an effort at the law firm of Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP to conceal alleged conflicts of interest of himself and two partners in order secure $1.6 million in legal fees as well as allegedly made illegal trading profits from MabVax Therapeutics [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

(Update1) Federal court upholds $502.6M award VirnetX won against Apple

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the patent licensing company run by CEO Kendall Larsen, said the final judgement of the U.S. District Court in Tyler, Texas upheld the $502.6 million jury verdict for VirnetX in the ongoing patent infringement action against Apple Inc. Zephyr Cove, Nevada-based VirnetX said in addition to affirming the award, the district [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|Federal Circuit, litigation, NPE, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Federal judge reverses invalidation of Network-1’s flagship Remote Power Patent in dispute with HP

Network-1 Technologies Inc. (NTIP), the patent licensing company run by CEO Corey Horowitz, said a federal judge reversed part of jury verdict that invalidated its flagship Remote Power Patent but left standing the finding that Hewlett-Packard didn’t infringe the patent. Judge Robert Schroeder III, of the U.S. District Court in Tyler, granted Network-1’s motion for [...]

By | August 30th, 2018|Federal Circuit, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments