Dean Becker tries to use failed IPR filed by Unified Patents to gin up interest in for Sisvel patent that’s for sale

Patent broker Ocean Tomo’s Board of Advisors Vice Chairman Dean Becker is using a failed inter partes review (IPR) challenge of a patent owned by Societa Italiana Per Lo Sviluppo dell’Elettronica S.p.A. (SISVEL), filed by Unified Patents as evidence of the validity and value of a patent he is trying to sell. The former chairman [...]

Spherix and Equitable IP Corp. team up to acquire portfolio of fiber optics patents

Spherix Inc. (SPEX), the patent licensing company that turned over its enforcement actions to Dean Becker’s Equitable IP Holding Corp., said it has teamed up with Equitable IP to acquire an economic interest in a new patent portfolio that is largely unlicensed to any third party. Bethesda, Maryland-based Spherix was typically vague about the acquisition, [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

Yahoo! discloses value of Excalibur IP patent portfolio at $740M in latest proxy filing

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), which agreed to sell its internet business to Verizon Communications for a revised $4.48 billion, put a value of $740 million on its non-core patent portfolio, which it has been trying to sell in an auction for nine months. In a revised preliminary proxy statement filed March 13, Yahoo! said "all of [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

SourceProse alleges RPX improperly shared details of their patent deal with Google, which then killed the deal

SourceProse Corp. a developer of software used in geographical mapping of flood zones, alleges RPX Corp. (RPXC) improperly shared the terms of a  purported $3 million patent purchase agreement between the two companies with Google Inc., in violation of a non-disclosure agreement, effectively killing a deal that ended SourceProse's patent enforcement litigation against a number [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments

Tangible IP sells audio and video content patents for inventor Robert Davidson

Patent broker Tangible IP, run by CEO Louis Carbonneau, sold a portfolio of audio and video content search patents owned by Robert Davidson, an inventor and technology consultant at Affinity Sports Inc. in Philadelphia, to an unnamed buyer for an undisclosed amount. Seattle-based Tangible IP said Davidson designed a way to search through content from [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Patent Investing, Patent sale|0 Comments