Envision IP presents

IP Insights

Analyzing the intersection of
patents, finance and technology

Learn More

Patents and the Open Source Community, Envision IP

press logos

Envision IP's patent expertise has been recognized by leading publications

February 7, 2014

Maulin V. Shah


Nokia announced today that it has settled all pending patent litigation with HTC and the two companies have entered into a patent and technology collaboration agreement.

Patent Settlement with HTC Is a Win For Nokia

December 31, 2013

Maulin V. Shah

Source: Damon Poeter, PC Magazine, "Intel Atom Chips to Power Nissan's Next-Gen 'Connected Car'", April 6, 2012



Envision IP analyzed vehicle-related patents owned by Google, Samsung, LG, Sony, Nokia, Apple, and BlackBerry to see which companies are poised to introduce innovative technologies for the automotive market.

Smartphone Manufacturers Racing to Acquire Vehicle Patents

October 24, 2013

Maulin V. Shah

RIM (1)



Since 2012, BlackBerry has continued to file US patent applications on its technology, indicating that the company is still focused on innovation. BlackBerry had more filings in 2012 and 2013 than both Apple and Google.

BlackBerry’s Patent Filings Show a Strong Focus on Innovation

August 14, 2013

Maulin V. Shah and S. Farhan Mustafa

RIM (1)

Envision IP conducted an updated analysis of BlackBerry’s US patent portfolio, and found over 5,000 in-force US patents assigned to the company, with an average remaining term of 12.1 years.

BlackBerry Patents Have a Relatively Long Remaining Shelf Life

March 14, 2013

Maulin V. Shah and S. Farhan Mustafa


Envision IP analyzed Dell’s US patent portfolio to understand which technologies the company has focused its R&D efforts in, and if the patents may be further leveraged after a possible buyout of the company.

Dell’s Patent Portfolio Could be Leveraged After Buyout

February 22, 2013

Maulin V. Shah and S. Farhan Mustafa


Envision IP analyzed Apple’s patent acquisitions since 2008 to understand if these acquisitions were driven by product commercialization needs or by strategic reasons.

Apple Patent Acquisitions Fueled by Product Development

November 1, 2012

Maulin V. Shah


Envision IP reviews Huawei and ZTE’s US patent portfolios, and compares them to the patent holdings of their US competitors Apple, Motorola Mobility, and Qualcomm. We find that while their patents expand on their US counterparts’ innovations, they offer less innovation of their own.

Huawei and ZTE Patents Offer Little Innovation Compared to US Competitors

September 11, 2012

Maulin V. Shah


Envision IP analyzes Samsung and Apple’s US patent portfolios to understand each company’s strengths in 4G (3GPP LTE) and its underlying and predecessor technologies, such as UMTS, GSM, and EDGE.

Samsung Dwarfs Apple in 4G LTE Related US Patents