Region: Canada

BREAKING: Meet the new owner of Canadian patent licensing company WiLAN

Former parent company Quarterhill gets a C$48 million cash payment now and keeps a 10% stake, and it will get more if WiLAN reaches revenue milestones

16 June 2023

Cedar Lane and IP Edge’s US patent lawsuits drop dramatically

We’ve predicted that the volume of US district court patent cases will see a steep decline this year - and the data shows two prolific non-practicing entities have paused filing suits

12 June 2023

Collapsed BlackBerry-Catapult patent sale sparks litigation, arbitration

Failed purchaser alleges it was ready to close and BlackBerry breached the patent sale agreement by opting for a new buyer. Now it’s trying to unwind that deal

06 June 2023

The BlackBerry patent sale is a missed opportunity for company and country

Last week’s completion of a $200 million deal with NPE Malikie Innovations Limited saw more valuable IP leave Canadian ownership and was for a much lower amount than CEO John Chen and his board had originally planned for

18 May 2023

WiLAN revenues fall 95.6% YOY but CEO pledges it is “business as usual” as sale drags on

The Canadian licensing company’s stark Q1 revenue decline to C$5.7 million stems from its enormous success in closing Apple and Kyocera patent licences last year

10 May 2023

Canadian legislation provides better privacy, bans rogue robots and levies serious fines

Chief IP officers at global companies should not ignore Bill C-27, the new Canadian Digital Charter Implementation Act

09 May 2023

Examining the court data linking Unified Patents' PTAB petitions with its members

The USPTO’s proposed rulemaking package and its potential impact promoted a deep dive on Docket Navigator

08 May 2023

BlackBerry will re-start monetisation of remaining patents if sale closes this quarter

CEO John Chen says company will use a third party to extract value from 2,000 patents it is keeping

31 March 2023

Blackberry patent buyer’s US litigation track record

Key Patent Innovations has a scant history of suing in the States, indicating its licensing approach may centre on private negotiations in contrast to the failed purchaser

27 March 2023

New BlackBerry portfolio buyers have pedigree – but clock is ticking

The time and expense of launching an assertion programme in untested markets will limit the buyer’s ROI as well as incoming royalties

24 March 2023

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