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What were you thinking? Patent abandon rates rising

March 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Patent abandonment rates spiked in 2014.  More than 425,000 were abandoned over the past five years. Why were there so many patents abandoned last year and now, 2015 is on track to see 106,000 patents lapse?  We can only speculate while we do some client research to uncover their rationale, but I believe that […]

NPEs are awesome: you’ll never believe what happens next

March 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Patent Trolls;  At some point, folks just have to say enough. Enough! Enough on the economy-damaging “patent troll” hyperbole. I do my best to keep up with the latest IP trends, laws, legislation, innovation in the Intellectual Property industries.  As the CEO of two companies that serve in the IP industry it is, in part, […]

IP Industry: we start here

March 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In 2007, we set out to change the world of intellectual property, and how innovation and ideas were exchanged among IP owners and those that desired IP. We knew there were significant headwinds with an entrenched, decades-old ecosystem of long held beliefs about the “way things ought to be done” and who were we to […]

HATCH Pitch Startup Competition Announces SXSW Finalists: our own idealAsset makes cut

February 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  A handful of startups now have four minutes to win it. HATCH pitch, the revolutionary startup pitch competition, announced today the finalists for its upcoming March 10 event at SXSW Interactive Startup Village. Applications were received from early stage tech startups in 14 countries and 17 US states. Finalists were selected based on a […]

Apple-Backed Consortium Rockstar Sells 101 Patents to Spherix

January 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Rockstar Consortium, a group created by Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and other technology companies to acquire patents from Nortel Networks Corp. in 2011, has sold a portion of that portfolio to Spherix Inc. The patents in the sale cover technologies including access, switching, routing, optical and voice communication network devices, Spherix said in a […]

Broadcom to Acquire LTE-Related IP Assets from Affiliates of Renesas Electronics Corp

September 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

IRVINE, Calif. , Sep. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire LTE-related assets from affiliates of Renesas Electronics Corporation. The acquisition is expected to accelerate availability of Broadcom’s first multimode, carrier-validated LTE SoC platform into early 2014. For additional slide […]

DIATHERIX Laboratories Acquires Diagnostic Testing Patent, Prepares for Business Expansion

August 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DIATHERIX Laboratories, Inc., today announced that it has acquired the patent to Tem-PCR, a diagnostic testing technology that allows for rapid identification of multiple infectious disease organisms. The acquisition from QIAGEN, a leading global provider of molecular sample and assay technologies, follows a multi-year agreement through which DIATHERIX licensed Tem-PCR from […]

VirnetX And Avaya Sign A Joint Patent License Agreement

August 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  ZEPHYR COVE, NV – August 8, 2013 – VirnetX Holding Corp. (NYSE MKT: VHC) today announced that on August 7, 2013, it signed a Patent License Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Avaya Inc.  Under the terms of the Agreement, VirnetX has agreed to license certain of its patents to Avaya, in exchange for multiple payments […]

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. Licenses Lonza’s GS Xceed™ Gene Expression System

August 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Basel, Switzerland and San Diego, CA (USA) – 7 August 2013 – Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: SRNE; SRNED;  Sorrento) and Lonza announced today the signing of a non-exclusive research license agreement, for access to Lonza’s GS Xceed™ Gene Expression System.  The GS Xceed™ System will be used in the generation of stable expression cell lines […]

Acacia Subsidiary Acquires Patent Portfolio Relating to Semiconductor Testing Technology

August 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTG) announced today that a subsidiary has acquired a patent portfolio relating to semiconductor testing technology. “As our licensing success grows, an increasing number of technology companies are selecting us as their partner for the licensing of their patented technologies,” commented Matthew Vella, Acacia CEO. “Acacia is […]

Regen BioPharma Inc. Licenses Cancer Gene Silencing Technology From Benitec BioPharma

August 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  SAN DIEGO, CA, Aug 08, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Regen BioPharma Inc. executed a license agreement with the clinical stage biotechnology company, Benitec Biopharma Ltd. (asx:BLT) for the development of vaccines using Benitec’s ddRNAi gene silencing technology. Benitec’s licence to Regen covers […]

Dow and Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies License LP OxoSM Technology to PetroChina

August 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies (“JM Davy”) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced that PetroChina Guangdong Petrochemical Company, a subsidiary of PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina), China’s largest oil and gas producer and distributor, has selected LP OxoSM Technology to produce 2-ethylhexanol, normal butanol and iso butyraldehyde in its major petrochemical complex in Jieyang, Guangdong, […]

Proactive Use of IP: IBM enlists Google, tech allies in ‘Power’ struggle

August 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Great piece on proactive tech licensing to advance a premium/superior design to a broader commercial audience. “An alliance between IBM Corp., Google Inc.and other tech companies seeks to break Big Blue’s power chip technology out of it shrinking niche by licensing the in-house microprocessor designs to other companies. By licensing the technology, called “Power,” IBM (NYSE: IBM) hopes […]

Digirad Announces Sale of Surgical Imaging Technology Assets to Novadaq Technologies

August 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

SUWANEE, GA, Aug 01, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Digirad Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its “Trapper” Surgical Imaging Technology previously under development, as well as license “Trapper” related technology to Novadaq Technologies, a publicly-traded developer of clinically-relevant imaging solutions for use in surgical and outpatient wound care procedures. Under […]

Dolby Licenses Max Planck Imaging Patents

August 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

SAN FRANCISCO and SAARBRÜCKEN, Germany, Aug. 2, 2013 — Dolby Laboratories has acquired the rights to an innovative imaging patent portfolio from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics. The technology relates to high dynamic range (HDR) imaging, which increases the ability of images to show real-world light intensities and color levels while reducing storage size. […]

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