Topic: Non-practising entities

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WiLAN patent portfolio will demand attention if a sale is pursued

As Quarterhill’s strategic review considers the potential sale of Canadian patent licensing business WiLAN, a PatSnap portfolio analysis shows plenty of value for any future buyer

10 May 2022

ByteDance hit with multimedia patents as global litigation docket grows

A US NPE and a relatively unknown Chinese tech firm are among the plaintiffs going after the TikTok operator in China and the US

04 May 2022

Breaking down the top semiconductor patent assertion campaigns of 2022

Data from Docket Navigator reveals that four of the five top plaintiffs asserting chip IP assets this year in the US are NPEs

02 May 2022

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

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