Patent investors looking for risk uncorrelated to the equity markets may want to consider a new trading strategy focused on disputes over biologic and biosimilar patents developed by the partners of a high-end boutique IP law firm, its investment consulting affiliate and an affiliated hedge fund. Gaston Kroub, Zachary Silbersher and Sergey Kolmykov are former […]
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 […]
Last April, Envision IP published an analysis of publicly traded patent holding companies (also known as Patent Assertion Entities, or PAEs) and their historical stock performance.
Nokia announced today that it has settled all pending patent litigation with HTC, and the two companies have entered into a patent and technology collaboration agreement where “HTC will make payments to Nokia and the collaboration will involve HTC’s LTE patent portfolio, further strengthening Nokia’s licensing offering.” The full terms of the agreement are confidential.
In September, Kodak emerged from bankruptcy as a company focused on its commercial imaging business. As part of the restructuring, Kodak sold its personalized imaging and document imaging businesses to the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan. The new company operated by the Pension Plan is called Kodak Alaris.
On Monday, Twitter quietly announced that it had filed S-1 documents for an initial public offering with the SEC. As Twitter filed the documents confidentially, it is not clear if Twitter owns or recently acquired any US patent assets besides those listed at the USPTO.
With the reintroduction of the SHIELD Act last month, all eyes are once again focusing on patent holding companies and their effects on innovation. The increased litigious atmosphere in the wireless, internet, consumer electronics, and software industries has created opportunities for patent holding companies to create business models that rely solely on generating revenue from […]
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 […]
With Facebook’s IPO looming, many investors are asking whether Facebook has protected the technology that has allowed it become the world’s most popular social networking platform.