Posts Tagged: iv


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 …
2 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. …
2 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 …
3 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 …
3 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 …
3 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 …
3 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 …
3 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 …
4 years ago 21

Android Woes: IV Sues Motorola Mobility for Patent Infringement

So here we are, many years later and IV's philosophy seems to have changed. No longer is litigation a poor way to monetize patents, but rather IV …
4 years ago 3

The Problem with Patent Trolls

To me a patent troll is not just someone who has acquired a patent for purpose of licensing or bringing a lawsuit, but rather one who is …
4 years ago 23

Wanted: Prior Art to Invalidate Lodsys Patents

Article One Partners is at it again, this time with four patents in the cross-hairs owned by the company suing Apple App Developers for patent infringement — Lodsys. …
4 years ago 15

Article One Partners Launches Public Review of NTP Patents

Article One Partners announced yesterday that patents held by NTP Incorporated are the focus of three new requests for research, which Article One Partners refers to as …
5 years ago 0