AOL Inc. has reportedly retained Evercore Partners Inc. to shop its patent portfolio and explore strategic options that would allow it to monetize and leverage its patents.
According to a debtor’s motion (DIP Motion) filed by Eastmak Kodak Company before a United States Bankruptcy court on January 19, 2012, Kodak estimates its Digital Capture (DC) and Kodak Imaging Systems & Services (KISS) patent portfolio to be valued between $2.21 to $2.57 billion. The valuation range was determined by 284 Partners LLC at […]
With the recent news yesterday first reported by New York Times that Yahoo! has threatened Facebook with “10 to 20” of its patents, purportedly related to “Facebook’s ads, privacy controls, news feeds and messaging service”, we scoured Yahoo’s patent portfolio to find patents that could possibly be asserted against Facebook.
With lackluster reviews for its PlayBook tablet, and an inability to take market share away from Apple’s iPad and Android-based devices, Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) announced today the PlayBook OS 2.0 operating system. The upgrade includes features such as built-in email and calendar applications, as well as robust integration with social networking platforms. However, […]
With recent news of Google planning to release a home entertainment system, the question is whether Google will be able to deliver a functional device spanning multiple generations with unique features not found in today’s popular home entertainment systems.
With Facebook’s IPO looming, many investors are asking whether Facebook has protected the technology that has allowed it become the world’s most popular social networking platform.
The rise of cloud computing in the recent decade has fueled many traditional technology powerhouses to develop cutting-edge products for shared and distributed data storage and access.
Research in Motion, Ltd. (RIM), a former powerhouse in the enterprise mobile communication device market, has consistently lost market share over the past few years as its BlackBerry handsets continue to fail to keep up with current-generation Android or iOS devices.
With 990 issued patents, and approximately 2100 pending patent applications, Yahoo has a sizable patent portfolio. Yahoo owns a suite of patented technologies developed in-house and through patents obtained by acquiring Inktomi and Overture Services (which had previously acquired the pioneering search engines AllTheWeb and AltaVista).
With 21 patents related to portable computing devices and associated software, Amazon is dwarfed by the more established tablet players (as covered in our report, The US Tablet Computing Market, July 2011). With its current patent portfolio, Amazon owns approximately 0.2% of total tablet-related patent filings in the United States. Moreover, Amazon has not filed […]