Recently Released USPTO Records Shed Light on Movement of IV Patents Among NPEs

June 1, 2021

USPTO records confirm that a subset of the thousands of patent assets divested by Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) to a subsidiary of IP Investments Group LLC (d/b/a IPInvestments Group) have made their way to yet another NPE, Foothills IP, LLC, which recently kicked off its inaugural litigation campaign. With Foothills IP holding a large portfolio of former IV assets, including patents originating with major operating companies, more litigation from the NPE—formed by a familiar face in the IP space—appears imminent.

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