Spherix acquires Hoth Therapeutics, becoming latest licensing company to acquire product company

Spherix Inc. (SPEX), which turned over its enforcement actions to Equitable IP Holdings Corp., acquired Hoth Therapeutics, a developmental stage company focused on treatments for atopic dermatitis such as eczema. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company didn’t say how much it paid but in acquiring Hoth Therapeutics Spherix became the latest patent licensing company to use its [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|drug patents, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

ParkerVision unveils teaser website for new consumer WiFi product dubbed Milo without details

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the patent licensing company run by Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Parker, unveiled a teaser marketing website for its new consumer electronics Wi-Fi product brand called Milo. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company has described the new consumer WiFi product as the culmination of at least two years and millions of dollars of research into [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Japanese PE consortium invests $20M in VirnetX to help it expand sales of internet security technology in Japan

VirnetX Holding Corp. (VHC), the Internet security software and technology licensing company run by CEO Kendall Larsen, said it received a $20 million investment from a private equity consortium of Japanese companies to allow it to expand sales of its Gabriel suite of internet security products in Japan. The influx of capital also will aide [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Asia, Financing, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

ParkerVision posts narrower loss on lower litigation expenses, delays launch of consumer Wi-Fi product until 3rd Qtr

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the patent monetization company run by CEO Jeff Parker, said it posted a slightly narrower net loss in the first quarter driven by lower litigation expenses, partially offset by increases in research and development of a new consumer Wi-Fi product. Jacksonville, Florida-based ParkerVision also said the launch of its consumer Wi-Fi product, [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|earnings, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Finjan Mobile to offer Avira VPN product offerings under new partnership, cross license deal

Finjan Holdings Inc. (FNJN), the cybersecurity technology and licensing company run by CEO Phil Hartstein, said its Finjan Mobile Inc. unit entered into a partnership agreement with Avira Inc. East Palo Alto, California-based Finjan said Avira will provide its Virtual Private Network (VPN) Platform for distribution and sale by Finjan Mobile as part of its [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|licensing agreement, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

ParkerVision CEO says consumer WI-FI product will produce revenue and move the company toward profit this year

Jeffrey Parker, the chairman and CEO of ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR), the RF semiconductor technology and patent licensing company, is betting that a new internally developed chip and consumer WI-FI product to be introduced in the second quarter will be the key to moving toward profitability this year. Parker says ParkerVision’s plan to sell a new [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Former Intel licensing exec joins Inventergy to lead execution of commercialization partnerships

Ken Tallo, a former Intel Corp. licensing executive, has joined Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT) to help its Inventergy Innovations LLC subsidiary, which focuses on intellectual property monetization, to find new partnerships, drive the execution of some of its current partnerships, and strengthen its strategic resources. Campbell, California-based Inventergy launched Inventergy Innovations after being forced to [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|consulting, Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

(Update3) Dominion Harbor acquires Kodak patents from Intellectual Ventures to commercialize them

Dominion Harbor Enterprises, the licensing and IP advisory firm run by CEO David Pridham, said it acquired 1,504 patent families from Eastman Kodak’s portfolio of patented technologies from Intellectual Ventures for "a significant amount" that was not disclosed. These are the  patents acquired by Intellectual Ventures and a syndicate of members of RPX Corp. (RPXC) from [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Inventergy Innovations signs letter of intent to commercialize Approach Me’s location-based technology

Inventergy Innovations LLC, the unit of Inventergy Global Inc. (INVT) that focuses on commercializing the technology of startups, has entered into a letter of intent with Approach Me Inc., a company that develops innovative location-based mobile applications. Campbell, California-based Inventergy Innovations said as part of the engagement, it will obtain commercialization rights to Approach Me's [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments

Shares of DSS soar 19.8% as it signs up U.S. Fortune 500 company for anti-counterfeiting technology AuthentiGuard

Document Security Systems Inc. (DSS), the patent licensing and anti-counterfeiting technology provider, said a U.S.-based Fortune 500 company agreed to deploy DSS’s AuthentiGuard anti-counterfeit solution in the packaging of its products along the supply chain. Rochester, New York-based DSS said the customer has asked that its identity not be disclosed because of concern that the [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Patent Investing, Product|0 Comments