TiVo may have a bigger licensing opportunity against Amazon than Comcast, analyst says

TiVo Corp. (TIVO), the patent licensing company locked in a multi-hundred million patent infringement dispute with Comcast Corp., may have an even bigger potential licensing opportunity in Amazon’s development of a device that would record and store live TV and allow consumers to stream shows to their mobile devices. That’s the assessment of Eric Wold, [...]

By | August 23rd, 2018|IPRs, litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

FTC is urged to reign in predatory companies who infringe and refuse to take a patent license

The Federal Trade Commission should reign in the predatory and unfair trade practices of large companies who use their market power to acquire new technologies invented and patented by third parties and systematically and intentionally infringe patents and refuse to pay for a license. That’s the recommendation of the Alliance of U.S. Startups and Inventors [...]

(Update1) Arista Networks agrees to settle IP dispute with Cisco for $400 million

Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) agreed to pay $400 million to Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) by Aug. 20 to settle all pending district court and U.S. International Trade Commission litigation between the parties, according to a securities filing on Aug. 6. Under the binding term sheet, Cisco will grant Arista a release for all claims of [...]

By | August 6th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

IBM plans to seek enhanced damages on top of $82.5M awarded against Groupon

IBM Corp. (IBM) said it plans to seek enhance damages in its patent dispute with Groupon over infringement of four patent related to the technology of the early world wide web. Last week, a jury in the U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware held that Groupon infringed IBM's patents and awarded IBM $82.5 million in [...]

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

(Update1) Quarterhill shares surge 31% after WiLAN unit wins $145M award against Apple

Shares of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH) surged 31% or 34 cents to $1.42 a share a day after a jury in the U.S. District Court in San Diego, California awarded its WiLAN Inc. patent licensing unit $145.1 million in damages in a patent infringement dispute with Apple Inc. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the dispute involved infringement of [...]

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

Jury awards WiLAN $145M in patent infringement dispute with Apple

A jury in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California awarded WilAN Inc., a unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QRTH) $145.1 million in damages in a patent infringement dispute with Apple Inc. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the dispute involved infringement of WiLAN's U.S. patent Nos 8,457,145 and 8,537,757. The award is one of the [...]

Marathon agrees to pay $2.15M to settle patent purchase dispute with Symantec

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA), the former patent licensing company that was forced to turn over its most valuable patents to a unit of Fortress Investment Group to satisfy a default on $15 million in debt, said it agreed to pay Symantec Corp. $2.15 million to settle a dispute over the alleged breach of a [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

(Update1) Intellectual Ventures may be facing second termination of complaint against BMW and other car companies at US ITC

Intellectual Ventures may need to sign a license with one of the companies it has filed a patent infringement complaint against at the U.S. International Trade Commission in order to meet the domestic industry threshold necessary to support its case. Bellevue, Washington-based Intellectual Ventures filed its complaint at the ITC against BMW, Honda, Toyota and [...]

By | July 27th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

(Update2) Jury awards IBM $82.5M in damages against Groupon in patent dispute

A jury in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware found that Group0n infringed four IBM Corp. web patents and awarded the computer giant damages of $82.5 million. The jury also found that Groupon's infringement of the four patents was willful, meaning that the judge could triple the damages awarded. The patents in suit were U.S. Patent [...]

By | July 27th, 2018|litigation, NPE, Patent Investing|0 Comments

RPX study finds that juries favor plaintiffs 60% of the time nationally but only 50% of the time in Eastern District of Texas

A review of jury verdicts in patent infringement cases since 2013 revealed that nationally plaintiffs win 60% of the time, according to a study by RPX Corp., the patent aggregator and patent litigation loss control company. Among the three most active districts, the District of Delaware and the Northern District of California closely tracked the [...]

By | July 25th, 2018|litigation, NPE, Patent Investing|0 Comments