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IPXI’s Market-based Platform For Exchanging Patent Rights On The Horizon

After several years in the making, IPXI seems poised to officially launch later this year with its first round of IP offerings.  During an interview with Gametime IP, IPXI Director Ian McClure exuded optimism and enthusiasm about the progress of the world’s first ever IP-rights exchange.  McClure noted that the firm is “gaining a lot … Continue reading

The Intellectual Ventures / Nvidia Patent Partnership

Already widely reported this week, IPWireless sold 500+ patents and pending applications to a combination of Intellectual Ventures and Nvidia.  Intellectual Ventures knew about the IPWireless portfolio long before Nvidia approached it for help negotiating the acquisition.  Executive Vice President Loria Yeadon told me during a phone call, “We’ve known about the IPWireless portfolio for … Continue reading

Walker Digital Patent Licensing Deals Confirmed – “Mystery” Suitor Looms

In a clever PR move, Walker Digital quietly announced last week that its re-invigorated licensing campaign has generated $25 MM in revenue over a 90 day period (in other words, since teaming up with strategic consultant IPNav).  Naturally, the announcement also mentioned that “[s]ettlement agreements prevent Walker Digital from disclosing specific parties.” The press release, … Continue reading

Nortel Auction Update — Microsoft Says, ‘Hey Google! How Do You Like These Apples?’

First of all, don’t weep for the Google-lemming as it plunges into the Nortel patent canyon … the $25 M break-up fee should cushion its fall. By now you may have heard that mystery bidder Rockstar Bidco emerged victorious from the Nortel auction, acquiring the full kit & caboodle for a mere $4.5 Billion (with … Continue reading

Two Minute Drill

A lot of stuff happening lately, but I am the only one who’s noticed that the PriorSmart litigation alerts have been dipping into the single digits lately? Is the winter weather keeping lawyers away from the office and out of the courtroom? IBM and Samsung sign a major cross-license deal.  Joff Wild asks if its … Continue reading

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