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August 28

Like other NPEs, Marathon is considering a new business strategy based on patent commercialisation not just licensing http://t.co/WubgDHXOUA

August 28

Marathon considers possible new venture after its merger with Uniloc $MARA http://t.co/jzadZWmJvL

August 28

Turns out that Korean media reports about clearance for the Microsoft/Nokia mobile deal were not totally accurate. http://t.co/8dEVHSqYJl

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28 Aug 2015
Following hook-up with Uniloc, Marathon becomes the latest NPE to explore commercialisation + licensing

There was much discussion on Marathon Patent Group’s call last week with investors to mark the announcement of its second quarter results. Earlier in the month the company had announced that it was merging with fellow NPE Uniloc in a deal that will create a business with a portfolio of 662 patents and licensing revenues of $37.5 million for the last 12 months. That deal may come to...

28 Aug 2015
Microsoft and Nokia speak to IAM on Korean competition regulator’s approval of mobile deal

Both Microsoft and Nokia have responded to the blog we ran yesterday on the decision by Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) to give the green light to Microsoft’s €5.4 billion-plus acquisition of the Finnish company's mobile devices and services unit, which completed in April last year, if certain conditions were met. According to Korean English-language newswire...

27 Aug 2015
Big pharma scores first victory in IPR battle with Bass and Spangenberg, but the war is far from over

As anyone keeping score will know it’s currently big pharma 2 – Kyle Bass/Erich Spangenberg 0. The decision earlier this week by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) not to institute inter partes reviews of two patents owned by pharmaceutical company Acorda undoubtedly comes as a blow to the hedge fund investor and IP licensing expert, who have been behind the patent story of...

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