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Nokia Has a Valuable and Relatively Young US Patent Portfolio

According to a Wall Street Journal report yesterday, Nokia’s patent portfolio is being valued at “$6 billion” by analysts.  As the company struggles to keep pace with other players in the mobile and wireless space, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop suggested that the company may start looking at its patent portfolio to “generate cash”.

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Kodak Patent Portfolio Value Likely Reduced by Invalidity Ruling at ITC

On Monday, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) declared that Kodak’s U.S. Patent No. 6,292,218 was invalid.  The ‘218 patent has claims that apparently cover previewing low-resolution versions of a moving image while capturing static images at higher resolutions.  Kodak has claimed that most modern smartphones incorporating cameras use this technology.

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Social Networking Company ImaHima Owns Patents for Mobile Check-In Technology

Envision IP has been looking into the patent portfolio of a Japan-based company called ImaHima (http://www.imahima.com/en). In Japanese, ImaHima means “Are you free now?”  The company owns patented technology that allows sharing your current status (i.e., location, activity, mood, etc.) among friends using mobile phones, and technology to display such updates in a news feed-type […]

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Kodak’s Patent Portfolio Valuation May Be Slightly Below Kodak’s Own Estimates

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 […]

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RIM, PlayBook, Patents and Future Tablet Potential

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, […]