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Investors prefer other forms of IP value creation over enforcement, says report

IP Wales has published an interim report today that highlights several companies traded on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) which could present rich opportunities for investing in patents. The report’s authors also present evidence suggesting that patent owners can elicit a positive response from investors by emphasising the collaborative, rather than the confrontational, aspects of their IP strategies. The study – titled ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 22 April 2014 @ 3:57PM
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Most litigious NPE sees opportunities in US patent reform

If you need further confirmation of just how tough the PIPCO space can be, then Acacia’s results for the first quarter announced last week provided plenty. The lumpy returns of the public IP company model, as licensing deals take time to agree and litigation cases pile up months into the future, were there for all to see as the NPE announced a net loss of $24.4m on revenues of $12.6 million. That compared with net income of $5.1m for the same period last year on revenues of ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, IAM Magazine on 21 April 2014 @ 9:54PM
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New insurance move may indicate that RPX is planning for a future without patent acquisitions

RPX announced yesterday that it has launched a new service offering to provide insurance against patent assertions, underlining what may be a fundamental shift in its business model. The firm has been granted approval to act as a coverholder at prestigious insurance market Lloyd’s of London. As a Lloyd’s coverholder, RPX will offer marketing, underwriting and claims management services on behalf of a syndicate of insurers at Lloyd's, enabling that syndicate to ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 17 April 2014 @ 6:00PM
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Big blow for Intellectual Ventures as Virginia court delivers "total victory" to Capital One

Intellectual Ventures has suffered its first significant litigation reverse. Yesterday the US District Court of Eastern Virginia issued a decision invalidating patents the firm had asserted against Capital One, so securing for the bank what its lawyers describe as a “total victory”. That claim is contained within a statement from firm Latham & Watkins which was issued following the judgment:   In the first of Intellectual Ventures’ cases against the ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 17 April 2014 @ 6:14AM
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Anxiety over patent litigation continues to grow in the US

A new survey of senior in-house lawyers has revealed growing levels of concern over patent-related litigation among companies in the US. IP/patent disputes were picked by 28% of respondents when they were asked to select which types of litigation are the cause for most concern. That represented a significant increase from last year when 19% selected IP litigation as a source of anxiety. IP/patent disputes also featured highly when the in-house counsel were asked to pick the three ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, IAM Magazine on 15 April 2014 @ 8:29PM
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Japan is not there yet, but a change of approach in IP value creation is on its way

Slowly, but certainly, the corporate patent landscape in Japan is beginning to change. Established ways of operating - honed and followed successfully over many years - are now being questioned; the old model of patent accumulation and defensive use only is coming under pressure; what was once unthinkable is now starting to happen. Whisper it softly, don’t expect anything to happen quickly, but it could just be that a very Japanese revolution is about to get underway.    ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 14 April 2014 @ 7:34PM
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Patent study reveals the companies best placed to profit from LED boom

An upcoming report from IP analytics firm iRunway has shed light on which companies are leading the field in light-emitting diode (LED) patent holdings. LED lighting has a broad array of uses, with the technology potentially having applications in areas including commercial, residential and street lighting, digital communications, and displays for televisions, personal computers and mobile devices, among others. According to the study – a pre-release copy of which can be ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 08 April 2014 @ 12:26PM
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Supreme Court finally gets serious about patents

The US Supreme Court grappled with the issue of software patents Monday in the keenly watched case of Alice Corp v CLS Bank. The suit relates to a series of patents concerning the settlement of complex financial transactions which Alice claims CLS has infringed. In deciding the case, the court is confronted with the issue of how to chart a course between, on the one hand, the possibility of creating a patent system so strong that it puts all the power in the hands of the patent ...

Posted by Richard Lloyd, IAM Magazine on 31 March 2014 @ 8:56PM
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Tessera transformation into monetisation pure-play on track thanks to Asian patent deals

Tessera Technologies finalised one major deal last week and looks set to complete another as it continues on its path towards becoming a patent monetisation pure-play. Last Thursday, the company announced that it has agreed a settlement with Renesas Electronics and will drop pending litigation with the Japanese semiconductor company. As part of the agreement, Renesas will take new multi-year licences to Tessera’s patent portfolio. In addition, it has transferred over 200 US ...

Posted by Jack Ellis, IAM Magazine on 27 March 2014 @ 1:13PM
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Letter to Congress shows that the US VC community sees major risks in patent litigation reform

Yesterday the National Venture Capital Association, which represents organisations holding 90% of venture capital under management in the US, wrote to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy and ranking member Chuck Grassley to express its views on current patent litigation reform measures currently being discussed in Congress.   The letter runs to four pages and addresses a range of issues: Fee shifting  - it opposes mandatory proposals as ...

Posted by Joff Wild, IAM Magazine on 22 March 2014 @ 11:07AM
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