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Fitbit and Jawbone Have Very Different Patent Strategies

After Fitbit, Inc.’s successful IPO last week, the company is reportedly focused on increasing its product and services offerings by investing in research and development. Envision IP reviewed the US patent portfolios of Fitbit and Jawbone to understand how the two companies are protecting the innovations stemming from their R&D investments. The result is surprising, […]

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Financial Services Patents Discussed at IPBC 2015

The topic of financial services patents was a focus of discussion during a panel moderated by Bruce Berman of Brody Berman Associates during this year’s IP Business Congress in San Francisco. The panelists included Michael Chernoff of MDB Capital Group, Andrew Ramer from Cantor Fitzgerald, and Sean Reilly of The Clearing House Payments Company.  Each panelist […]

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Stock Performance of Publicly Traded Patent Holding Companies from 2014-2015

For the last two years, Envision IP has published annual stock performance analysis of publicly traded patent holding companies (also known as Non-Practicing Entities, or NPEs).  Our first analysis included data from 2008 to 2012, and it showed impressive gains by many NPEs, with the majority of companies that we reviewed beating the S&P 500 by […]

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Patents Shows Widespread Augmented Reality Innovation

*This story has been updated since our original posting on May 26, 2015 to reflect accurate US patent holdings of Metaio GmbH and Osterhout Design Group. With the annual software developer conference Google I/O approaching next week, many in the wearable industry are wondering what place Glass will have on the agenda, and to what extent Google will […]

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PatentVue is New Name of the Envision IP Blog

Envision IP, a boutique law firm focused on patent research that enables better business decisions, has changed the name of its blog from the Envision IP blog to PatentVue. PatentVue will provide the same timely stories that focus on original patent research related to technology deals and product innovations. Recent posts has included: “Alcatel-Lucent Patents […]

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Alcatel-Lucent Patents May Bolster Nokia’s Patent Portfolio

On Tuesday, Nokia announced an all-stock deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent that valued the French company at around $16.6 billion.   While the purchase price was a significant premium over Alcatel-Lucent’s share price, it is not clear if Nokia paid a premium to acquire Alcatel-Lucent’s patent portfolio. Based on a high level analysis using Alcatel-Lucent’s most recent […]