Posts Tagged: iv


An entirely screwed up way of viewing the world of innovation

When a product or process worth stealing is created the party that is considered the innovator is the thief and the party that is considered to be …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
6 months ago 13

Facebook, IV and Nintendo lead in VR headset patents ahead of Google, Sony and Intel

Although the patent space surrounding VR headsets still looks very open, it’s interesting to note that Nintendo has an early lead over other top tech firms …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 2

The patent views of Peter Thiel and what they mean for the Trump Administration

Although the tech industry is big in America, the industry itself was not big on the idea of a Trump presidency. Trump, however, did have one very …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 26

Negotiating with Intellectual Ventures (IV)? What about their other funds?

This post provides a practical approach for companies to handle the licensing of Intellectual Venture’s (IV’s) smaller in-house funds (ISF & IDF) during a negotiation …

As U.S. makes it harder for innovation, companies must diversify overseas to Europe, China

“At the end of the day innovation is important,” Jung explained before he lamented the fact that the United States “seems to be making it harder and …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 5

IV founder Edward Jung says US is losing its competitive edge in funding innovative startups

EDWARD JUNG: ''At the other end of that value chain you now have some of the most valuable companies in the entire world in places like China. …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

Mastercard holds largest patent portfolio in EMV payment space

EMV utilizes a computer chip implanted into a card to interact with a card reader at the point-of-sale in retail establishments. The technology is much more secure …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Fighting Patent Trolls is the REAL Solution

Last week ZDNet ran an article about how Kaspersky Lab took on and prevailed against Lodsys, one of the more notorious patent trolls operating presently. Lodsys first …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 54

Intellectual Ventures Brings Second Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Symantec

Patent and technology firm, Intellectual Ventures (IV), recently brought a new complaint against computer security company, Symantec, claiming that the company infringed on three of its patents. …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 0

Privateering: Patent Holding Companies Unleash Patent Portfolios

There is a tremendous amount of unrealized (“un-monetized”) value in the patent portfolios of many large companies. Yet, for one reason or another, such companies have chosen …
By Scott M. Daniels
5 years ago 4

Kodak Sells Patents to Intellectual Ventures, RPX for $525 Million

Eastman Kodak Company, the once mighty technology juggernaut that has fallen on hard times and found itself fighting to get out of bankruptcy, has completed a series …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 4

Defensive Patent Pools: There are Surprisingly Few Options

Unlike NPEs, defensive patent pools entities do not (at least initially) seek to generate revenues. Rather, they charge admission fees into the pool to fund IP acquisitions …
By Raymond Millien
5 years ago 1

Patent Business: Deals, Acquisitions & Licenses July 2012

This deal will give GSK exclusive rights to BENLYSTA, which is a human monoclonal antibody that inhibits B-cell activating factor (BAFF) approved for treatment of systemic lupus …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

An Exclusive Interview with Ray Niro, Mr. Patent Litigation

Raymond P. Niro is patent litigator with tremendous experience and a reputation that is larger than life. To some he is a champion of independent inventors and …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 5

Patent Mass Aggregators: The Giants Among Us

The types of returns promised to investors and the types of benefits offered to participants are also quite different from garden-variety non-practicing entities, as are some of …