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Samsung licenses 3D chip manufacturing tech to GlobalFoundries to win more orders

April 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

  SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc. Samsung, the world’s biggest maker of memory chips, wants to grow its foundry chip manufacturing and mobile processing chips business to match rising demand from smartphone makers. Its ambitions have been hampered by a late start in a rapidly changing industry and the dominance of TSMC, the preferred supplier for most... [Read the full story]

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Samsung licenses 3D chip manufacturing tech to GlobalFoundries to win more orders

April 20, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

  SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc. Samsung, the world’s biggest maker of memory chips, wants to grow its foundry chip manufacturing and mobile processing chips business to match rising demand from smartphone makers. Its ambitions have been hampered by a late start in a rapidly changing industry and the dominance of TSMC, the preferred supplier for most... [Read the full story]

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Acacia Subsidiary Enters into Settlement and Patent License Agreement with PNC Bank, N.A.

March 31, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

  Newport Beach, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) March 31, 2014 – Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG) announced today that its Unified Messaging Solutions LLC subsidiary has entered into a settlement agreement with PNC Bank, N.A. The agreement resolves litigation that was pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Founded in 1993, Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG) is the industry leader in patent licensing. An intermediary in the patent marketplace, Acacia partners with inventors and patent owners to unlock the financial value in their... [Read the full story]

Bio

Austin life sciences company acquires patents for MRSA treatments

April 7, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

  XBiotech USA Inc., an Austin life science company, has acquired the patent estate from Strox Biopharmaceuticals that relate to antibody therapies for methicillin resistant staph infections, or MRSA. The financial details of the deal were not revealed but include an upfront cash payment, royalty payments and the agreement by XBiotech to assume all costs and responsibilities for all patent prosecution and maintenance. The acquisition gives XBiotech more resources in its development of immune therapies to combat drug resistant bacterial infections. The company’s True Human antibody therapy... [Read the full story]

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AveXis-BioLife Licenses Patent Portfolio from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University

October 22, 2013 · 9 Comments 

\Dallas, TX, October 21, 2013 —- BioLife, a synthetic biology platform company soon to be renamed AveXis, has been granted exclusive rights to the spinal muscular atrophy gene therapy program developed at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The license enables the company’s focus on the treatment of children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a motor neuron disease which is the leading genetic killer of children under the age of two. SMA is the second most common pediatric autosomal recessive disorder with an incidence... [Read the full story]

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Boulder’s Innovation Center of the Rockies signs commercialization agreement with University of Wyoming

October 11, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

  The Innovation Center of the Rockies, a Boulder-based organization created to help research institutions commercialize technology, has entered into an agreement with the University of Wyoming, officials announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The University of Wyoming is the first commercialization partner outside the state of Colorado for the nonprofit Innovation Center of the Rockies, which has inked similar deals with the University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and the University of Denver. “I think that we’ve... [Read the full story]

Deals

Samsung licenses 3D chip manufacturing tech to GlobalFoundries to win more orders

  SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc. Samsung, the world’s biggest maker of memory chips, wants to grow its... Read more of this article


Unwired Planet Closes Lenovo Patent License and Purchase Transaction

  RENO, Nev.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) announced it has completed its patent license and purchase transaction with Lenovo, initially disclosed on March 20, 2014. The agreements called for $100 million upfront payment for both a pre-payment on the license and for the sale of 142 patents. Net proceeds to Unwired... Read more of this article


W Technologies, Inc. Enters Into Patent License Agreement With Smokefree Innotec, Inc.

  HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, Apr 17, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — W Technologies, Inc. (pinksheets:WTCG) ( www.wtechnologies.biz ) announced today that it has entered into a Patent License Agreement with Smokefree Innotec, Inc., a developer and distributor of e-cigarettes. The Patent License Agreement grants to W Technologies a license for... Read more of this article


Anasys licenses ORNL nanoscale mass spectrometry imaging technology

  Anasys Instruments Corp. has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that allows for simultaneous chemical and physical characterization and could lead to advances in  materials and drug development. The technique, which combines the power of atomic force microscopy and mass spectrometry, fills a void and streamlines analytical... Read more of this article


WiLAN Acquires Irrigation Technology Patents and Revenue Stream

  OTTAWA, CANADA–(Marketwired - April 16, 2014) - Wi-LAN Inc. (“WiLAN” or the “Company”) (TSX:WIN) (NASDAQ:WILN) today announced that a subsidiary has entered into a partnership agreement with the inventors of patented technologies that relate to the operation of irrigation control systems. Under the terms of the... Read more of this article


Acacia Subsidiary Enters Into Settlement and Patent License Agreement With Samsung

  ACACIA SUBSIDIARY ENTERS INTO SETTLEMENT AND PATENT LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH SAMSUNG Newport Beach, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) April 16, 2014 – Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG) announced today that its Saint Lawrence Communications LLC subsidiary has entered into a settlement and patent license agreement with Samsung Electronics Co.... Read more of this article


Verde Media Secures Licensing Contract For Omega-3 Oil Production

  BOSTON, April 15th, 2014, Verde Media Group Inc. (OTC: VMGI) and its Biotech Division (“VMBD”) announce they have secured an overseas contract in Asia to produce high value omega-3 oils using its proprietary microbial technology. The contract is between Butazyme LLC, wholly owned subsidiary of VMBD, and Phoenix Energy (“PXE”)... Read more of this article


GEI Global Energy Corp. Secures $10 Million Equity Funding From Kodiak Capital Group, LLC

  FLINT, Mich., April 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GEI Global Energy Corp. (OTCBB:GEIG), a Nevada based company, announced that the Company has entered into a $10 million common stock purchase agreement with Kodiak Capital Group, LLC, a Newport Beach-based institutional investor. The company has agreed to file a registration statement with... Read more of this article


IPXnano Secures Exclusive Worldwide License from Rice University

  HOUSTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IPXnano today announces an agreement under which Rice University grants IPXnano the exclusive rights to over 90 US Patents and more than 140 foreign counterparts. This portfolio reflects the accumulation of research at Rice University’s Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science... Read more of this article


Northstar Licenses Turbine Tower IP To Brazilian Company

  U.S.-based Northstar Endeavors LLC, dba Northstar Wind, has granted Alphatec Nordeste the exclusive license to design, manufacture, construct and sell wind towers using Northstar’s intellectual property (IP) in Brazil. Northstar says its Northstar Modular Tower (NMT) design provides the megawatt wind industry a solution to build taller... Read more of this article


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