Snapchat released its first hardware product earlier this week – wearable video-glasses coined “Spectacles”. The announcement caught many analysts by surprise, as the move shows Snapchat extending offerings beyond its traditional smartphone platform. Envision IP reported this past May that Snapchat had acquired a number of patents from IBM recently. The company currently owns 280 US patents, with 245 having […]
We last reported on Twitter’s patenting efforts back in 2013, when the company had announced its patent pledge. At the time, Twitter owned only two issued patents. Since then, the company’s patent portfolio has grown tremendously, thanks mostly in part to Twitter’s acquisition of over 900 patents from IBM in 2014. The IBM patent acquisition was a […]
The New York Post reported this week that Yahoo’s patent portfolio could be worth up to $4 billion, as the company is currently seeking bidders in an auction for its core businesses. While the company has not explicitly discussed a separate patent sale, the value of the patent portfolio is likely to be a key factor […]
Last week, Yahoo announced that it would pursue a spinoff of its core Internet business, while leaving its Alibaba stock in the old company. Yahoo in recent years has made a push to expand its footprint in the mobile advertising space, in an effort to compete with Google’s monetization platform. The company has also made a […]
Alibaba filed for its much anticipated IPO on Tuesday. According to its F-1 filing, the company has 323 issued patents and 837 published patent applications in China, as well as 512 issued patents and 1,762 published applications in “various countries internationally” (Page 170). The filing does not delineate the specific international jurisdictions outside of […]
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.
With 990 issued patents, and approximately 2100 pending patent applications, Yahoo has a sizable patent portfolio. Yahoo owns a suite of patented technologies developed in-house and through patents obtained by acquiring Inktomi and Overture Services (which had previously acquired the pioneering search engines AllTheWeb and AltaVista).