TSMC sues Tessera in district court to overturn ITC initial finding of infringement by Broadcom

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California against Tessera Technologies, a unit of Xperi Corp. (XPER), to obtain a declaratory judgment overturning an initial determination by an administrative law judge of the U.S. International Trade Commission that Broadcom Ltd. and other chip makers including [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Xperi shares drop as German court issues preliminary statement about invalidity of German patent

Shares of Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology and patent licensing company run by CEO Jon Kirchner, fell 14.4% after the company said the German Federal Patent Court issued a ruling that the German part of a patent Xperi’s Invensas unit is enforcing against Broadcom Ltd. is “invalid for various reasons.” Shares of Xperi were down [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

U.S. International Trade Commission needs more time for review finding that Broadcom and affiliates infringe Tessera patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Aug. 9 it needs more time to consider petitions for review of its final initial determination that Broadcom Ltd. and its affiliates infringed patents of Xperi Corp. (XPER)’s units Tessera Technologies and Tessera Inc. The ITC final initial determination covered Broadcom Ltd, Broadcom Corp., ARRIS International plc, ARRIS [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

(Update1) U. S. International Trade Commission takes up Qualcomm’s infringement complaint against Apple

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has instituted an investigation of Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) alleged infringement of Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) patents in the manufacture of mobile electronic devices such as the iPhone 7. The USITC said the investigation is reviewing whether specific components of Apple’s devices, such as baseband processor modems, infringe Qualcomm’s patents. The [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Qualcomm says dispute with Apple and its contract manufacturers pared fiscal 3rd-Qtr revenue and earnings

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company locked in a royalty war with Apple Inc. and its suppliers, said its fiscal third quarter profit fell 40% because of a $940 million, payment to BlackBerry and a $927 million payment related to the Korea Free Trade Commission (KFTC) fine, in addition to the impact from the [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|earnings, litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Google and other tech giants unveil the High Tech Inventors Alliance to work toward a “balanced” U.S. patent system

Adobe, Amazon, Cisco, Dell, Google, Intel, Oracle and Salesforce, who invested $62.9 billion in research and development in 2016, collectively own more than 115,000 patents and employ more than 447,000 in the U.S, have joined together to form the High Tech Inventors Alliance (HTIA), dedicated to supporting “balanced patent policy.” The alliance’s focus on a balanced patent system [...]

U.S. ITC judge hands Xperi’s Tessera Technologies unit a big win against Broadcom

An administrative law judge of the U.S. International Trade Commission on July 5 handed Xperi Corp. (XPER)’s Tessera Technologies Inc. unit a much needed win in its multi-jurisdictional infringement dispute with Broadcom Ltd. and its affiliates. In May 2016, Tessera launched a multi-jurisdictional infringement dispute against Broadcom and its suppliers filing complaints with with the [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Qualcomm widens IP dispute with Apple to include complaints at U.S. ITC and federal district court

Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), the technology licensing company run by CEO Steve Mollenkopf, said on July 6 it was filing a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Apple Inc. (AAPL) has engaged in the unlawful importation and sale of iPhones that infringe one or more claims of six Qualcomm patents covering key [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

German appellate court upholds injunction Xperi unit won against Broadcom and affiliates

Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology licensing company run by CEO Jon Kirchner, said a German appellate court handed its Invensas Corp. unit a victory in its patent infringement battle with Broadcom Ltd. and Broadcom Corp. by denying Broadcom’s motion to stay enforcement of a patent infringement judgment that a German district court recently entered against [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

InterDigital reaches settlement with Microsoft, parties also agree to dismiss related Nokia actions

InterDigital Inc. (IDCC), the mobile technology and licensing company run by CEO Bill Merritt, said it reached a settlement agreement and release of claims with Microsoft Corp. and its affiliates, the terms of which were not disclosed. Wilmington, Delaware-based InterDigitial disclosed the agreement in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission om May 11. [...]