The Patent Starter Program announced last week by Google may be less about how the company can help protect young companies from patent “trolls” than
Apple acquires 26 finger print scanning patents from failed startup
26 of a tiny company’s 31 finger print scanning patents were recently transferred to Apple. How Apple plans to use the invention rights is not
1Q + 2Q 2015 = downer for most PIPCOs; a few bright spots shine
Shares of public IP companies (PIPCOs) continued to fare poorly in the 2Q of 2015. The stock of companies with larger market capitalization tended to
Poor ROI from top R&D companies is a red flag, says Forbes columnist
Which companies are truly (disruptively) innovative and which are merely using their R&D to maintain a low-growth franchise has become the subject of worthy debate.
Patent values are hit by uncertainty; operating co buying overtakes NPE
Three things are needed to succeed today in patent licensing: more capital, more patience and more good patents, which are in increasingly short supply. Uncertainty
Higher R&D does not necessarily result in more or better patents
It is unclear that companies with the most significant increases in R&D spending are securing more, better quality or valuable patents. A random study of
Does Google’s patent buying experiment put it in competition w/ Intellectual Ventures and RPX?
On Friday May 8 Google will launch a two week experiment in acquiring patents from mainly small businesses and inventors. Directly, or indirectly, the Patent
The state of patent value will be front and center at the IP Business Congress in SF
In 2011 the buzz at the IP Business Congress in San Francisco was about the high cost of potential smart phone patent deals. Bankrupt Nortel’s
Leading IP stocks for 1Q include VRNG, RMBS, TSRA, VHC & RPXC
Despite a soft first quarter 2015 for the 13 IP licensing company stocks that comprise the PIPX IP Stock Index, versus the S&P 500, individual
“IP Finance 2015” will examine IP assets, transactions and challenges
IP Finance 2015, “Innovative Ways to Manage IP Assets for Maximum Return,” will bring together in New York on May 14 leaders in patent licensing
Responsible Patent Licensing is Focus of NY Financial Conference
Executives of top patent holders will participate in “NPE 2015: The Business of Responsible Licensing” to be held in NYC’s financial district on March 12.
A Few IP Stocks Shined in 2014; Most Declined, Some Significantly
Size helped in 2014 when it came to public IP licensing company stock performance, but it did not assure success. As a group, the twelve