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

Xperi reaches licensing deal with Broadcom, provides new earnings guidance for fourth quarter

Xperi Corp. (XPER), the technology licensing company run by CEO Jon Kirchner, said it reached a patent licensing agreement with Broadcom Ltd., resolving a dispute filed in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware and at the U.S. International Trade Commission. The San Jose, California-based company said its Tessera Technologies entered into agreements with Broadcom and [...]

TiVo’s new CEO Rodriguez may struggle to improve on growth of licensing business led by Arvin Patel

TiVo Corp. (TIVO) CEO Enrique Rodriguez may find it challenging to improve on the growth of the company’s intellectual property licensing business, which has accelerated since the appointment of Arvin Patel as chief IP officer in August. When he took over as CEO last month, Rodriguez inherited a juggernaut of growth from TiVo’s IP licensing [...]

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 [...]