Posts Tagged: RPX


The Year in Patents: The Top 10 Patent Stories from 2018

Before proceeding it is worth noting two things. First, that my list focuses on specific and identifiable events. Second, there are a number of stories worth mentioning, …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 17

PTAB Institutes IPR, Finds Unified Patents is Sole Real Party in Interest

On Tuesday, November 27th, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a redacted version of a decision to institute an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding petitioned …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 9

The PTAB Promotes Petitioner Promiscuity

Why in the world would the federal government want to be an active participant in invalidating patents that the USPTO grants? Does the federal government believe that …
By David Wanetick
6 months ago 25

Serial and Duplicative Petitions at PTAB by Apple, Other Tech Giants Flout Congressional Intent

The Alliance of U.S. Startups and Inventors for Jobs (USIJ) recently released a report detailing the organization’s research into serial attacks on high quality patents …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 5

Patent Assertion Entities Invest Twice as Much in R&D as Major U.S. Tech Firms

Rather than frustrate innovation, Maurer and Haber found that patent assertion entities have research and development expenditures which, on average, are twice that of U.S. high …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 2

The USPTO Must End Repeated and Concerted Patent Attacks

Why is it that innovators such as Universities and independent inventors are caricatured as patent trolls while entities such as Unified Patents and RPX, who exist for …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 28

Open Invention Network: A Mission to Maintain Open-Source Status for Linux Systems

As Jaime Siegel, OIN’s Global Director of Licensing, notes, OIN is able to grant free membership to companies joining the consortium thanks to the efforts of …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 2

Federal Circuit vacates PTAB over error in determining real party in interest in RPX petition

The Federal Circuit found that the PTAB didn’t meaningfully examine Salesforce’s relationship with RPX and the nature of RPX as an entity that helps its …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 5

RPX says NPE patent litigation increased in 2015, Eastern District of Texas leads way

Patent risk solutions provider RPX yesterday released its 2015 NPE Activity: Highlights report, which offers a first look at trends in patent litigation activity for 2015. According to RPX, …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 17

Fortune Magazine’s Unusual Position on Non-Practicing Entities

In a magazine with the name Fortune—devoted to capitalism and free markets—it is surprising to see an article that would promote closed markets and limited …
By Bob Zeidman
5 years ago 0

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
6 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
6 years ago 1

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 …