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Do NPE’s “Cost” Us $29 B? Intellectual Ventures Co-Founder Peter Detkin Sets The Record Straight

The BBC ran another article in a tired meme about evil patent owners supposedly “costing” billions per year.  Of course, the article doesn’t specify who supposedly bore this $29 B “cost” or how it was calculated, but instead cites a Boston University paper by Professors James Bessen and Michael Meurer.   According to the BBC article, … Continue reading

Coller Capital Pulls Plug On IP Fund, Reneges On Billion Dollar Patent Deal According To A Lawsuit

According to a lawsuit filed in a New York County Supreme Court, Coller Capital‘s IP fund, in the process of winding down, stands accused of backing out on a deal to sell three patent portfolios worth, according to the Plaintiff’s account of Coller’s representations, “well in excess of $1 Billion.”  Collectively, three British Virgin Islands … Continue reading

Augme Patent Case To Be Set For Trial – Board Member Don Stout Credits Patent Licensing As Key To Advancing Young Operating Companies

Augme Technologies‘ 2007 lawsuit against AOL may finally go to trial after a nearly five-year delay.  Last week, Judge Colleen McMahon of New York’s Southern District ordered Augme Technologies and AOL, opposing parties in a 2007 patent infringement lawsuit, to advise the court of anything the parties need prior issuing a Joint Pre-Trial Order–a key … Continue reading

Should Yahoo! Settle Its Patent Dispute With Facebook Now?

Following the ouster of (now former) CEO Scott Thompson, pundits predictably called upon interim CEO Ross Levinsohn to put an end to the Facebook lawsuit.  Unfortunately, the facts likely dictate otherwise.  First, Yahoo completely miscalculated Facebook’s willingness and ability to fight.  (Seriously, Yahoo? You’ve been sued for patent infringement, what, about 100 times? And you … Continue reading

Mark Cuban Backs Patent Owner Innovate/Protect In Lawsuit With Google

Every technology company I have is getting hit by patent lawsuits that are the biggest bunch of bullshit ever. … I’m talking about companies that have been doing business the same way for years that are getting hit by patent trolls . These aren’t operating companies that are trying to protect their business. These are … Continue reading

Digitude Patent Monetization Effort Bombs – RPX Picks Up The Carcass

RPX announced “its largest syndicated transaction to date with the participation of more than 10 RPX clients.”  According to the release, “RPX will invest approximately $46 million of its own capital in the transaction” resulting in the transfer of 500 patents and “sub-license rights” currently owned by Digitude and Digitude subsidiary Preservation Technologies, companies originally … Continue reading

Pathetic Patent Piece At PaidContent

Over at PaidContent.org, an article went up yesterday about The Facebook Fight attempting to explain to us mere mortals How Yahoo Could Win, Lose Or Draw.  The article is chock full of useful, and completely made up, information including “odds” on the various outcomes. Granted, the author admits the posted odds are both speculative and … Continue reading

Patent Monetization – What, Who and How

I’m on the road this morning, and will be giving a lecture tomorrow on the basics of Patent Monetization to the Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association Spring Seminar. I’d like to publicly thank TIPLA President Ray Meiers of Emerson Thomson Bennett for inviting me to speak.  More information about the Spring Seminar is available from … Continue reading

Intellectual Ventures Flexes Some Patent Muscle

Intellectual Ventures made a name for itself by (originally) negotiating patent licenses outside of litigation.  However, when those prospects started to run dry, IV launched a warning shot–which later appeared a bit underwhelming for a mass aggregator holding tens of thousands of patents.  This opening blow was followed by a series of targeted rifle shots, … Continue reading

Multi-party Patent Enforcement Post-AIA

Patent reform’s most significant change may have been embedded in one of the least talked-about provisions.  When President Obama signed AIA into law this past September, a provision immediately took effect banning the practice joining more than one company in the same lawsuit unless all were responsible for producing or selling “the same accused product … Continue reading

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