Topic: Non-practising entities

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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

WiLAN boosts 2022 licensing revenue 470% YOY thanks to big licences to Apple, others

Parent company Quarterhill is still undergoing a strategic review to determine whether to sell WiLAN, but doesn’t want the delay to remind anyone of the stagnant BlackBerry patent sale

22 March 2023

Examining the practice of Cedar Lane Technologies – America’s top-filing NPE

We talked with Greg Benoit, president of the Canadian company that filed the most cases in 2022, strongly favours the Western District of Texas, and has obtained a 96% settlement rate among its terminated cases

20 March 2023

OpenSky: ending another round of IPR abuse whack-a-mole

Saturday Opinion: USPTO Director Kathi Vidal’s sanctions are a good start, but more must be done to curb untoward behaviour going forward

11 March 2023

Tips for accused infringers amid uptick in streaming media patent litigation

Increased NPE litigation in the sector emerges from a patent buyer’s market of liquidated assets and divested obsolete portfolios

28 February 2023

‘Privateer’ licensing rates report stirs company kickback

Saturday Opinion: Harfang IP argues against conclusions drawn in a recent study on SEP ask rates

25 February 2023

Single NPE triggers 79% spike in patent cases in Massachusetts last year

Bell Semiconductor filed 31 infringement actions in the state in 2022

20 February 2023

InterDigital celebrates record licensing revenues in 2022

Revenue from Apple’s renewal hit the books and the company is conservatively estimating revenue from Samsung as their arbitration proceeds

15 February 2023

Cedar Lane Technologies dominates US computer centre case filings in 2022

Docket Navigator data shows the NPE far outstripped other highly assertive entities in volume and attained a 98% settlement rate

13 February 2023

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