Cybersecurity firm Blue Coat Systems has decided to opt-out of an initial public offering and sell itself to software security leader Symantec for $4.65 billion.
Of the top eleven active US patent holders, only four are American companies. But who gets the best return on their innovation rights is less
The Eastern District of Texas (E.D. Tx.) is responsible for almost half of all patent suits filed in 2015, and one judge, Rodney Gilstrap, is
While it may seem like all of the patent infringement targets are large technology companies in 2015, at least 7 of the top 10 defendants
2015 was a year of growth for IP CloseUp, as visits increased to 24,000 and subscriptions were up, too. The busiest day of the year
Lack of certainty and the high cost of monetizing patents are motivating some businesses to acquire impressive looking patents, not necessarily valid or essential ones.
Big Ideas: The Intersection of Innovation & Business is the theme of this years Licensing Executives Society annual meeting to be held in New York, October
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
Samsung has had to defend itself from dozens of patent suits in the Eastern District of Texas, one of the most popular venues for patent
Opportunities still exist to monetize patents for those willing to do their homework and adjust expectations, veteran patent licensing executive Bob Bramson, a WiLAN director,
Expect a transaction to yield some clues about which smart phone-related patents are interesting, what they are worth and to whom. Struggling South Korean handset
No company has more Active U.S. patents than Samsung or files more applications. In fact, outside of IBM, Samsung leads all filers in U.S. patent