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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 […]

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Alcatel-Lucent Faces Patent Expiration Challenges

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 […]

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Alcatel-Lucent Should Consider More Aggressive Patent Monetization Strategies

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 […]

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Lacking Market Share, These Telecom Giants May Flex Their Patent Muscle

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 […]