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Microsoft Has a Diverse Software Focused Patent Portfolio

Earlier this month, Microsoft and Google announced a settlement to end nearly 20 patent-related lawsuits in the U.S. and Germany. The deal brought to close years of patent litigation surrounding various technologies, including gaming systems, mobile devices, and multimedia streaming. Envision IP analyzed Microsoft’s US patent portfolio to understand where the company has focused its […]

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Intellectual Ventures Patent Portfolio Built By Industry Leading Companies

The future of the non-practicing entity business model as it currently exists is uncertain. With many headwinds facing NPEs, including AIA provisions for IPR and CBM invalidity proceedings, state and proposed federal legislation aimed at aggressive NPE tactics, and the limited scope and viability of business methods patents after the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice […]

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Google Will Acquire An Impressive Patent Portfolio From Nest Labs

On Monday, Google announced that it will be acquiring Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash.  In just a few short years since its founding in 2010, Nest has done an excellent job in obtaining patents related to its self-learning thermostat, smoke alarm, and home automation technology. Envision IP identified 38 US patents and […]