WiLAN’s Atria Technologies acquires portfolio of patents from MagnaChip

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), said its wholly-owned subsidiary Atria Technologies Inc. has acquired a portfolio of more than 85 patents and applications from MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp., the maker of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN didn't disclose the terms of the transaction, which was completed as part [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

Quarterhill’s WiLAN acquires security surveillance patents from Panasonic

Wi-LAN Inc., the patent licensing unit of Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), said its  wholly-owned subsidiary, Security Video Camera Systems Inc., has acquired a portfolio of patents from Panasonic Corp. for terms that weren't disclosed. Ottawa, Ontario-based WiLAN said the acquisition was made under its partnership program which involves no upfront cash payment and features the sharing [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

Allied Security Trust launches third annual industry patent purchase program

Allied Security Trust, the patent aggregator run by CEO Russell Binns Jr., said its third annual industry patent purchase program (IP3 2018) will focus on a narrower set of patented technologies owned by operating companies and be expanded beyond AST members. The Princeton, New Jersey-based company said this year’s program will focus on soliciting patents [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

AST acquires streaming patent portfolios from former Napster, Intertainer

Allied Security Trust, the provider of patent risk mitigation solutions run by CEO Russell Binns, said it has acquired, on behalf of its members, two streaming multimedia patent portfolios from Rhapsody, formerly Napster, and Intertainer, a patent holding company, for undisclosed amounts. Princeton, N.J.-based AST said the patents are now available on the open market [...]

By | May 10th, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

InterDigital said to get boost from Technicolor’s patent licensing business in areas where its share of the market is small

An analysis of the patent quality and coverage of InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), Technicolor SA (Paris, TCH), and Immersion Corp. (IMMR) by PatentSight, a patent analytics firm, suggests why InterDigital was interested in acquiring Technicolor’s patent licensing business and why it may also be interested in acquiring Immersion. Wilmington, Delaware-based InterDigital said it made a binding [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

Dominion Harbor acquires American Express patents from Intellectual Ventures for undisclosed terms

Dominion Harbor Enterprises, the patent licensing and advisory company run by CEO David Pridham, said it acquired 275 U.S. and foreign patent families and nearly 1,000 patent assets making up a significant portion of American Express’ patent portfolio, which is owned by Intellectual Ventures. Dallas-based Dominion Harbor didn’t disclose the amount it paid for the [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

(Correct) InterDigital to acquire Technicolor’s patent licensing business for up to $150M in cash and up to $215M in future payments

Technicolor (Euronext Paris, TCH), the technology and licensing company run by CEO Frederic Rose, said it will enter into an exclusive agreement to sell its patent licensing business to InterDigital (IDCC), the mobile technology and licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, for about $150 million in cash, future payments and a grantback licensing agreement [...]

Provenance Asset Group to put 1,249 patent families with 3,000 patent assets on sale March 1

Provenance Asset Group LLC, the patent licensing company run by CEO Dan McCurdy, said it will list for sale 1,249 patent families approximately 25% of the granted patent families it acquired in September 2017 from Nokia on Thursday March 1 at 10 am New York time. McCurdy said in an interview that in terms of [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|Asia, China, Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

RPX acquired 66 patents from two Intellectual Venture funds, terms undisclosed

The Invention Science Fund I LLC and the Invention Science II LLC, owned by Intellectual Ventures, sold 66 patents to RPX Corp. (RPXC) for an undisclosed amount of money. According to patent assignments filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Invention Science Fund I transferred 22 properties to RPX on Dec. 29, 2017 and [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

AST says its IP3 2017 program acquired 70 patent assets for nearly $2.5M

Allied Security Trust Inc., the patent aggregator run by CEO Russell Binns Jr., said its second annual industry patent purchase program IP3 2017 acquired 70 patent assets for nearly $2.5 million. The Princeton, New Jersey-based company said the IP3 2017 program attracted strong interest from both patent sellers and AST members. Unlike last year, the [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments