Topic: Non-practising entities

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Delaware Judge’s litigation finance disclosure may harm plaintiffs, lead to defence settlements

Patent litigators who represent plaintiffs and defendants agree the new standing order favours the defence, but one litigation financier predicts well-financed patentees backed by reputable lenders will get the upper hand

29 April 2022

As third VLSI v Intel trial opens in Waco, court data shows parties’ track records

Docket Navigator data shows VLSI filed nine lawsuits against Intel, and has faced 39 PTAB challenges, while Intel’s litigation history includes the defence of 161 district court cases

25 April 2022

We never start a fight but are never afraid of one either, says Oppo’s CIPO

IP head Adler Feng says a difference in views over the value 5G brings each sides’ products sits at the centre of its patent dispute with Nokia

21 April 2022

New customer on the secondary patent market: litigation finance companies

Patent brokers and litigation financiers say that over the past year there is a growing trend of lawsuit funders exploring the idea of acquiring their own patent portfolios for monetisation through licensing or litigation

20 April 2022

NPE litigation drops in 2022’s first quarter, and data shows Big Tech dodging PTAB denials

Reports from Unified Patents and RPX agree that NPE assertions dropped more than 10% in Q1, and both noted upticks in ex parte re-exam requests

19 April 2022

Samsung Electronics transfers patents to monetisation business run by former in-house counsel

Entity assigned more than 100 patents by the Korean tech giant is run by previous chief of Samsung’s semiconductor IP division

19 April 2022

PIPCO’s securities filings reveal details and risks of litigation finance deals

ParkerVision owes tens of millions to a litigation financier but it has just suffered a major litigation loss to Qualcomm

13 April 2022

IPCom settles patent dispute with major US mobile networks

Munich-based NPE has used US litigation sparingly, according to Docket Navigator analysis, and the campaign against wireless carriers provided its first tests at the PTAB

11 April 2022

Litigation finance report reveals huge growth in patent case commitments

The market report by Westfleet Advisors discovered that 29% of litigation finance commitments in 2021 went to patent cases, which represents 61% growth compared to 2020

05 April 2022

As WiLAN potentially goes up for sale, here’s a look at its litigation track record

Docket Navigator data shows that 45 subsidiaries of the Canadian licensing business have filed 302 lawsuits since 2008, enjoying high settlement rates and defending themselves fairly well in 160 IPRs

04 April 2022

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