Dominion Harbor Enterprises (DHE), the patent monetization and advisory firm run by CEO David Pridham, said it has partnered with Parallel North IP (PNIP), the patent monetization firm in Europe run by CEO Anders Arvidsson, to expand the licensing opportunities of the Kodak portfolio into the European market. Dallas-based Dominion Harbor’s Monument Peak Ventures (MPV), acquired the portfolio from Intellectual Ventures in February and has developed a comprehensive global plan to commercialize the innovations covered by these patents.
The Kodak portfolio has more than 1,000 patent and application families with global coverage across crucial jurisdictions including United States, Germany, UK, France, China, Japan, amongst many others. The patents cover a massive range of imaging technologies dealing with image manipulation, online image management, and camera hardware technologies. The portfolio has previously been licensed to global leaders in digital imaging, including smartphone makers, online image storage providers, and more recently, drone and autonomous vehicle makers.
Officials from Dominion couldn’t be reached immediately for comment. In the statement, Dominion didn’t provide any information on the terms of the partnership, such as how any monetization profits would be split. The company also didn’t provide comment on how many enforcement actions were planned, when they would be filed and in what jurisdictions.
“We have an expanding global network of strategic affiliates and licensees, and are pleased to now be working with Parallel North IP as our exclusive licensing agent in Europe. We truly believe this partnership will benefit European companies by providing them access to this and other unique opportunities,” Pridham said.