On Tuesday, The Korea Times reported that “Samsung Electronics will sue Apple over its release of the iPhone 5 for infringing on its fourth-generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) connectivity patents, according to industry sources.” In light of the recent US federal court decision holding Samsung liable for infringing a number of Apple patents related to […]
On Wednesday, Reuters reported that part of Alcatel-Lucent’s (ALU) upcoming restructuring plans include “how to make more money from 29,000 patents after an initial project with licensing specialist RPX Corporation fell short of expectations”.
On Friday, a federal jury found Samsung guilty of infringing several patents owned by Apple in a high-stakes lawsuit in which Apple was awarded $1.05 billion in damages. Reports state that Apple is now seeking injunctions to block the sale of a number of Samsung devices.In July of 2011, Envision IP analyzed the tablet-related US […]
On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported that multiple technology heavyweights are lining up to bid for Kodak’s digital imaging and digital capture patent portfolio. One consortium consists of Apple, Microsoft, and patent-aggregation firm Intellectual Ventures, while another consortium comprises Google, Samsung, LG, HTC, and another patent-aggregation firm, RPX Corp.
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”.
On July 9, 2012, International Business Times reported that RIM has valued its patent portfolio at $3.37 billion. RIM claims to have slightly over 3,300 US patents, which works out to about a $1 MM price per patent for the patent portfolio as a whole.
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.
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 […]