WiLAN’s Commercial Copy grants license to Brother Corp. ending litigation

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), said its wholly-owned subsidiary, Commercial Copy Innovations Inc., has granted a license for certain patents owned by CCI to Brother International Corp. and Brother Industries (U.S.A) Inc. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the license resolves ongoing litigation between CCI and Brother. WiLAN didn't disclose the terms [...]

Inability to get injunctive relief hurt Apple’s position in patent dispute with Samsung

With the smartphone patent war between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics over it’s worth thinking about what was accomplished and what was won or lost. The two technology giants, who are among the biggest patent owners in the world, spent perhaps between $100 million and $200 million on legal fees combined during their seven year [...]

By | June 28th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, Patent Reform|0 Comments

(Update3) Fortress and Uniloc have been quietly working together on patents since 2014

Fortress Investment Group, whose IP investing group is run by Eran Zur, has been quietly working with Uniloc Luxembourg SA and Uniloc USA on at least 10 enforcement actions since the two companies signed a revenue sharing and note and warrant purchase agreement on December 30, 2014. The business relationship was first revealed in filing [...]

By | June 21st, 2018|Financing, litigation, NPE, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Shareholder suit alleges Qualcomm’s failure to disclose efforts to get regulator to quash Broadcom offer led to investment losses

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology giant that fended off a $110 billion takeover from Broadcom Ltd.  (AVGO) allegedly made a series of materially false and misleading statements and failed to disclose to investors that it had secretly filed a unilateral notice with regulators in order to frustrate Broadcom's attempt to acquire the company. That’s according [...]

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

RPX is hit with second shareholder action seeking to enjoin sale to HGGC

RPX Corp. (RPXC), the patent aggregator that agreed to be acquired by HGGC LLC for $555 million, said its been hit with a second shareholder lawsuit alleging improper disclosure of the company’s financial condition to shareholders ahead of the announced transaction. The latest action was filed by Bob Carmean, who claims to be a longstanding [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

RPX licenses former Siemens patents assigned to WiLAN unit Network Managing Solutions

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), said its today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Network Managing Solutions LLC, has granted a license for certain patents owned by NMS to RPX Corp. (RPXC). Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the terms were confidential and that the licensed patents relate to network management technology. In [...]

RPX is facing a shareholder lawsuit seeking to enjoin sale to HGGC for $555M

RPX Corp. (RPXC), the patent aggregator that agreed to sell itself to middle market private equity firm HGGC LLC, for $555 million, said its been hit with a lawsuit seeking class action status related to questions about disclosures related to the sale. "As of June 5, 2018, the Company is aware of one putative class [...]

By | June 6th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

Dominion Harbor’s MPV enforces five Kodak patents against GE Healthcare

Monument Peak Ventures, a unit of Dominion Harbor Group, the patent licensing firm run by CEOP David Pridham, filed a patent infringement action involving five patents it acquired from Kodak against GE Healthcare. The actions was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, California, on Monday June 4. The complaint filed by MPV alleges [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing|0 Comments

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