Topic: Non-Practising Entities

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Buyer and seller can be pleased with the BlackBerry patent sale’s outcome

The Canadian company has secured another three years’ worth of income from an encumbered portfolio, while the buyers can take high-quality assets into new markets

03 February 2022

Apple acquires video patents from Korean research entity

Transaction represents the first publicly recorded US patent deal for small lab focused on VVC

03 February 2022

IPCom forms alliance with Chinese 5G lab Langbo

The pair say their strategic cooperation will start with in-house patent prosecution services with the potential to grow from there

02 February 2022

BlackBerry portfolio sold for $600 million to SPV led by US-based patent market insider

New entity can now begin monetising a horde of around 35,000 assets that is already licensed to many major players in the mobile space

31 January 2022

How an ex-NPE head built an innovative operating company on IP

When Marathon Patent Group transitioned into a bitcoin mining shop in 2017, its CEO Doug Croxall set out to develop a product business around its electrokinetic film subsidiary

28 January 2022

IAM Strategy 300 experts share deals market outlooks for 2022

A 'bear trap' in China, ongoing US validity woes and big M&A opportunities around established brands and IP are among trends highlighted by practitioners

17 January 2022

VLSI claims “gamesmanship” in IPR attack on patent from $2 billion Intel verdict

Shell company’s validity challenge threatens the eye-watering damages award and Fortress-backed entity says it could open the door to abuse of the PTAB system

12 January 2022

Patent transactions in Q3 2021

Featured in Secondary Market Activity

The most recent AST data shows a 12-point jump in transacted assets, as well as continuing strength in healthcare and semiconductors

07 January 2022

IPCom patent campaign against Apple in China appears to end with global settlement

Report suggests German NPE walked away from long-running dispute with eight-digit sum, ending litigation in Fuzhou

07 January 2022

InterDigital suits tee up another major SEP clash for 2022

Assertions against Oppo inaugurate latest globe-spanning dispute in a market where litigation remains a key part of negotiating some of the biggest deals

04 January 2022

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