Q1 Sees a Shift Among Top NPE Assignees of IV Divestitures—and More NPE Suits Asserting Former IV Patents
- April 12, 2020
Category: Patent Market, Patent Watch
The late 2019 peel off by Intellectual Ventures, LLC (IV) of more than 3,500 US assets to a batch of Georgia NPEs has ousted Dominion Harbor Enterprises, LLC from its long-held position as the top NPE assignee of IV divestitures. Meanwhile, as discussed in RPX’s Q1 in Review blog post, throughout the first quarter, NPEs continued filing new litigation asserting patents received from IV, hitting a broad range of targets, including over patents developed by major operating companies.