Topic: Non-Practising Entities

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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

Korean university’s litigation debacle bolsters case for litigation funding transparency

KAIST’s dispute with its own licensing arm may be a problem of the university’s own making, but it underlines the opacity of modern patent litigation

26 March 2022

After sealing Apple patent deal, a WiLAN sale may be next on the agenda

It is a complete business with a strong portfolio, and processes and a methodology for optimising returns, says CEO of parent company Quarterhill

24 March 2022

Wider implications for patent owners if Apple wins appeal of $308.5 million ‘submarine’ verdict

If Personalized Media Communications loses its quest to restore the verdict, and the Federal Circuit issues precedent on the prosecution laches defence, it could impact certain rights holders who have used serial prosecution or continuation practices

23 March 2022

Coolpad files Chinese FRAND litigation against Pantech

Battle of two once-notable smartphone brands emerges in Shenzhen, with one pivoting to patent licensing and another seeking to stage a commercial comeback

22 March 2022

Korean university says litigation funder has blocked payout from 2020 Samsung patent licence

KAIST, which scored FinFET semiconductor patent deals with Samsung and Apple, has sued its own licensing affiliate and a litigation financier, alleging they breached a revenue-sharing agreement

17 March 2022

Unified Patents' IPR filings shrink, but case outcomes show impact on NPEs

Unified Patents struggles more than others to get IPRs instituted, Docket Navigator data reveals, but when it does, the firm has the third-highest win rate among the top 10 PTAB petitioners

14 March 2022

IPR filer denies VLSI’s allegation of ‘fraud’ in settlement discussion email

OpenSky’s attorney says it built its offer from VLSI’s own settlement proposal and claims that publishing the correspondence in PTAB docket violated a confidentiality agreement

10 March 2022

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