Weekly Update by Louis Carbonneau, Tangible IP
Industry Buyers & Sellers:
On April 10, the USPTO made public an assignment of over 400 patent assets from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) to Vista Peak Ventures, LLC, an affiliate of Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC. This transfer appears to be part of a larger transaction announced by Dominion in February, involving over 1,200 US and foreign LCD patents originating with NEC.
Among the patent transactions made public by the USPTO during the second week of January was an acquisition byIntellectual Discovery Co. Ltd., involving two automotive portfolios.
InterDigital sold XCellAir, a product created to deliver the best wireless Quality of Experience (QoE), to Fontech, a provider of global residential Wi-Fi. Fontech will also incorporate XCellAir core product into its Wi-Fi portfolio. The financials of the sale were not disclosed.