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Investors Pursuing Trading Strategy Around Biologics Patent Disputes

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 […]

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Stock Performance of Publicly Traded Patent Holding Companies from 2014-2015

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 […]

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Patent Settlement with HTC Is a Win For Nokia

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.

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Publicly Traded Patent Trolls Yield Impressive Returns With Significant Risk

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 […]

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Social Networking Company ImaHima Owns Patents for Mobile Check-In 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 […]