Quarterhill’s IRD unit lines up $8.1M traffic monitoring data project with Hawaii

Quarterhill Inc. (QTRH), the diversified holding company run by CEO Douglas Parker, said its International Road Dynamics Inc.  unit has been awarded an $8.1 million five year contract by the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation for Continuous Traffic Monitoring Data Collection Goods and Services Statewide. Ottawa, Ontario based Quarterhill said IRD's CTM systems will [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

TiVo renews product and patent license with Mediacom Communications

TiVo Corp. (TIVO), the entertainment technology and patent licensing company run by CEO Enrique Rodriguez, said it has renewed its product and patent portfolio license agreement with Mediacom Communications, a top 10 multichannel video service provider in the U.S. The San Jose, California-based company didn't provide any details on the terms of the license. The company [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|licensing agreement, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

InterDigital sells XCellAir WiFi Quality of Experience initiative to Fon

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the mobile research and development and licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, said it has sold XCellAir, a commercial initiative focused on WiFi Quality of Experience (QoE) to  Fon for an undisclosed amount. Officials from Wilmington, Delaware-based InterDigital, couldn't be reached immediately for comment on the transaction. Madrid-based Fon, founded by [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Spherix acquires DatChat, a digital right management company, for its second deal outside the patent licensing business

Spherix Inc. (SPEX) the technology and licensing company run by CEO Anthony Hayes, said it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire 100% ownership of DatChat Inc., a privately held developer of technology for encrypted communication, Internet security and digital rights management. Bethesda, Maryland-based Spherix, which also owns Hoth Therapeutics, a developer of [...]

By | March 13th, 2018|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Motorola agrees to acquire patent rich Canadian surveillance video firm Avigilon for $1B in cash and assumed debt

Motorola Solutions (MSI), the communications technology and licensing company run by CEO Greg Brown, said it agreed to acquire Avigilon (TSX: AVO), the patent rich Canadian advanced security surveillance and video management company, in a transaction that will enhance Motorola Solutions' portfolio of mission-critical communications technologies. Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola Solutions will [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|Canada, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Start-up SyncThink says new patent’s application in virtual reality may be its most valuable and biggest driver of future profitability

SyncThink, the neuraltechnology start-up that is developing EYE-SYNC, an ocular-motor assessment device that can detect concussions in as little as 60 seconds, said it received its 12th patent related to systems and methods for creating and changing dynamic content based on eye-gaze analysis. Palo Alto, California-based SyncThink said the new patent US 14/530,598 gives it [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|Financing, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

ParkerVision hires PR firm to help market new Milo consumer WiFi Product

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the technology and licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, said it has named ASTRSK PR to help market and sell its new Milo consumer WiFi product. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said the PR firm will handle ParkerVision's communications efforts for the official launch of Milo, ParkerVision’s newly distributed WiFi system. ASTRSK [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

DSS sees ‘immense opportunities’ in Asia for its AuthentiGuard anti-counterfeiting technology

Document Security Systems Inc., the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeff Ronaldi, said it sees "immense opportunities” for its new international unit to sell its AuthentiGuard anti-counterfeiting technology in Asia. Rochester, New York-based DSS recently formed a new unit DSS International to be run by Singapore business executive Heng Fai Ambrose Chan. Since joining [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Asia, China, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

(Update1) ParkerVision posts narrower loss as cost cutting offsets increased spending on consumer WI-FI product

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the patent licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, posted a narrower second quarter net loss of $3.7 million, or 21 cents a share, as higher spending on research and development for its new Milo consumer WI-FI product was offset by lower expenses. Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision's loss compared with a loss of [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|earnings, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

ParkerVision expects to take orders for new consumer Wi-Fi product by middle of August

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR) (“ParkerVision”), the wireless technology licensing company run by CEO Jeffrey Parker, said it expects to begin taking orders for Milo, its new distributed Wi-Fi system for consumers, by the middle of August. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said Milo will initially be available for purchase at Amazon.com, as well as the Milo online [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments