Shares of Netlist more than double after ‘favorable’ ITC claims construction ruling in dispute with SK Hynix

Shares of Netlist Inc. (NLST), the patent licensing company run by CEO C.K. Hong, rose 166% today following the announcement on Friday that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a claim construction order in an investigation of SK hynix's RDIMM and LRDIMM enterprise memory products. Netlist shares gained 47 cents to 75 cents. In [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

(Update1) Arista Networks agrees to settle IP dispute with Cisco for $400 million

Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) agreed to pay $400 million to Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) by Aug. 20 to settle all pending district court and U.S. International Trade Commission litigation between the parties, according to a securities filing on Aug. 6. Under the binding term sheet, Cisco will grant Arista a release for all claims of [...]

By | August 6th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

(Update1) Intellectual Ventures may be facing second termination of complaint against BMW and other car companies at US ITC

Intellectual Ventures may need to sign a license with one of the companies it has filed a patent infringement complaint against at the U.S. International Trade Commission in order to meet the domestic industry threshold necessary to support its case. Bellevue, Washington-based Intellectual Ventures filed its complaint at the ITC against BMW, Honda, Toyota and [...]

By | July 27th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

ParkerVision CEO vows to reactivate case against Qualcomm if company prevails in IPR appeals

ParkerVision Inc. (PRKR) CEO Jeffrey Parker vowed to reactivate the struggling patent licensing company’s patent infringement action against Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM), Samsung and HTC if the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sides with it in an appeal of final written decisions in inter partes review challenges of two ParkerVision patents. San Diego-based Qualcomm [...]

By | June 26th, 2018|Patent Investing, PTAB, US ITC|0 Comments

U.S. ITC judge sides with Samsung against Xperi, terminating complaint due to arbitration clause

An administrative law judge from the U.S. International Trade Commission sided with Samsung Electronics in an initial determination terminating the complaint filed by Xperi Corp. (XPER). San Jose, California-based Xperi said the initial determination was subject to a reversal by the full ITC and that it planned to appeal the decision. The ITC investigation involves [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

Immersion files two more enforcement actions against Samsung, seeking outcome similar to its $65M win against Apple

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the haptic or touch feedback technology company run by interim CEO Carl Schlachte, said it has filed a second complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. The new suit alleges that certain Samsung touchscreen phones, including the [...]

European Commission hits Qualcomm with $1.24B fine for payments to Apple for chip exclusivity

The European Commission has fined Qualcomm Inc. €997 million ($1.24 billion) for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets to prevent rivals from competing by making significant payments to Apple Inc. (APPL) on condition it would not buy from rivals. The commission said the payments, which were made to Apple for over five years, [...]

By | January 24th, 2018|Europe, litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

VIEX Capital joins chorus of Immersion investors blasting management’s and board’s stewardship

Interim CEO Carl Schlachte and the board Immersion Capital (IMMR), the haptic touch technology and licensing company that is involved in high stakes patent infringement litigation with Apple Inc., is being criticized for lining its own pockets and not exploring possible takeover offers that would maximize shareholder value. The criticism were revealed on Tuesday Jan. [...]

By | January 23rd, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

TiVo’s Rovi files new salvo of enforcement actions against Comcast, plans new ITC action as well

TiVo Corp. (TIVO), the entertainment technology company run by CEO Enrique Rodriguez, said its Rovi Corp. unit and related affiliates filed new patent infringement lawsuits against Comcast Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The lawsuits allege that Comcast's X1 [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments

IP rich Immersion reorganizes, announces rights plan under activist pressure from Raging Capital

Immersion Corp. (IMMR), the haptics or sense of touch technology and patent licensing company that is pursuing aggressive enforcement actions against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics, said it is reorganizing and adopting a new rights plan to prevent certain stockholders who have been accumulating large positions from taking over control of the company before it [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|litigation, Patent Investing, US ITC|0 Comments