New Texas NPE Looks Poised to Litigate Semiconductor Portfolio Received from IV
- February 7, 2020
Category: In Case You Missed It
In late December, Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) assigned a portfolio of over 130 US assets to a Texas entity with ties to several litigating NPEs, including American Patents LLC—which has three active campaigns asserting IV divestitures. The transacted portfolio includes patents originating with major operating companies and generally relates to semiconductors; it also looks likely to appear in litigation soon.
Liberty Patents LLC received the portfolio from IV via multiple assignments executed on December 30, 2019 and recorded with the USPTO late last month. It includes foreign counterparts in Asia and Europe and patents originating with Cypress Semiconductor, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Iomega, Lite-On Technology, Philips, Orange, Sarnoff, Siemens, STMicro, VIA Technologies, Tier Logic, and Transmeta. To review the patent holdings of Liberty Patents as they are currently indicated by USPTO records, see RPX Insight here.
RPX members can access more information about Liberty Patents—and its connection to American Patents and multiple other litigating NPEs—in this recent news article. In addition, RPX has published a comprehensive report identifying the top NPE assignees of IV divestitures over the past four years and briefly summarizing campaigns resulting from notable transactions. The most recent version of that report can be downloaded by RPX members here.