With the “troll” threat reducing, the case for defensive patent aggregation may no longer be as compelling
The week before last I hosted a webinar for IAM Market entitled Readying a Patent Portfolio for Sale: What You Need to Know to Be Successful. Over 350 people signed up to get the materials and the recording, while close to 200 listened live as presenter Kent Richardson, a partner at Silicon Valley-based Richardson Oliver Law Group, talked through his slides and then answered questions from me...
Taipei-based Advantech recently became the latest Taiwanese company to find itself facing a Section 337 investigation by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). The complaint, filed by Rockwell Automation, accuses a German software developer called 3S Smart Software Solutions of infringing eight US patents in a software system called CoDeSys; Advantech, which implements that...
Over the summer, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued three decisions in software patent cases which, collectively have resolved some of the questions hanging over just what is eligible for patent protection. The most recent decision, McRO (dba Planet) v Bandai Namco Games America which was issued last week, has made arguably the biggest impression on the patent-owning...
Demand is increasing for quick, easy and relatively reliable methods of patent portfolio valuation in patent-intensive corporate transactions. An augmented market approach may be the solution
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