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 […]
This past week, Alcatel-Lucent announced that Laura Quatela, former President and co-COO of Kodak, has been appointed as ALU’s Executive Vice President of Intellectual Property. Given Kodak’s demise, and the sale of what were once considered its most lucrative patent assets for a mere fraction of their estimated intrinsic value, it will be interesting to see […]
With the current uncertainty surrounding the future of BlackBerry and its patent portfolio, Envision IP analyzed the US patent application filing statistics of BlackBerry to understand if the company has continued to innovate and invest resources to R&D efforts in recent years.
Over the past year, Alcatel-Lucent has explored a number of options with regards to monetizing its patent portfolio. In February 2012, ALU signed a deal with RPX Corporation, whereby RPX would offer ALU’s patent portfolio to RPX’s member-clients. This fact is important as RPX did not serve a general broker which reached out to the […]
On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Ericsson filed suit against Samsung, alleging that Samsung infringes patents “involving GSM, GPRS, 3G and LTE mobile phone standards.” Also, Reuters reported today that RIM lost a dispute over the use of Nokia patents, in a case which could halt the sale of RIM products if a […]
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”.