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August 17, 2014
20:39 EDTVRNG, TSRA, IDCC, ACTG, RMBSPatent overhaul efforts seem to have stalled before November election, WSJ says
Legal experts say that it is unlikely that a full Congress will revisit the issue of patent reform before the election in November, says the Wall Street Journal. Large technology companies like Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) are pushing Congress to reform patent laws to curb litigation from patent-holding firms, added the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include Acacia Research (ACTG), Tessera (TSRA), Rambus (RMBS) InterDigital (IDCC) and Vringo (VRNG). Reference Link
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November 19, 2014
06:00 EDTACTGAcacia Research signs settlement and patent license agreement with NEC Corp
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November 17, 2014
07:03 EDTTSRATessera, DOC, O-Film announce amended agreement
Tessera Technologies and its wholly-owned subsidiary DigitalOptics Corporation have agreed to close an amended definitive agreement with Shenzhen O-Film Tech Co., LTD. on December 2, 2014. To date, O-Film has paid Tessera a total of $10.5 million. Pursuant to the terms of the amended agreement, O-Film will pay Tessera an additional $31 million on the closing date, consisting of a $6.5 million prepaid royalty and support fee for a non-exclusive license to specific FotoNation product features over a two year term, $7.5 million for a non-exclusive license for core MEMS auto-focus and other related intellectual property, an undisclosed future per unit royalty for MEMS-based camera modules, $17 million for certain manufacturing equipment and supplies, and certain non-core patents and patent applications. In addition, O-Film has an option to extend the FotoNation license agreement for an additional two and half years if it pays FotoNation an additional $10 million prior to the end of the initial term. The closing of the transaction is scheduled for December 2, 2014 as all closing conditions, including required government approvals in China and Taiwan, have been satisfied.
06:11 EDTACTGAcacia Research subsidiary enters into settlement with Epsilon Data Management
Acacia Research announced that its Online News Link subsidiary has entered into a settlement with Epsilon Data Management. The agreement resolves litigation that was pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division.
November 14, 2014
07:32 EDTRMBSHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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November 13, 2014
16:35 EDTIDCCInterDigital sees Q4 revenue $82M-$85M, consensus $73M
"We are very pleased to announce that we expect to record total revenue in the range of $82Mto $85M in fourth quarter 2014," noted Richard J. Brezski, CFO. "This range includes recurring revenue of $81M to $84M and is driven by our licensees' strong sales of mobile devices utilizing our advanced technologies. Our fourth quarter revenue guidance does not include any contribution from the arbitration award we received earlier this year related to our agreement with Arima. We will recognize any revenue related to the Arima arbitration award when all criteria for revenue recognition have been met." This revenue guidance is based primarily on royalty reports received to date, and does not include the potential impact of any new patent license, technology solutions or patent sale agreements that may be signed, or any other arbitration or dispute resolutions that may occur, during the balance of fourth quarter 2014.
14:45 EDTTSRATessera management to meet with Craig-Hallum
Meetings to be held in Boston on November 18 and in Chicago on November 19 hosted by Craig-Hallum.
November 12, 2014
06:05 EDTACTGAcacia Research enters into patent license agreement with Gutierrez-Palmberg
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06:03 EDTACTGAcacia Research enters into settlement and patent license agreement with IBM
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November 10, 2014
06:01 EDTACTGAcacia Research enters into settlement, patent license agremeent with Huawei
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