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

July 19, 2012

Maulin V. Shah and S. Farhan Mustafa


In response to Nokia CEO’s suggestions they may take further measures to monetize their patents, Envision IP reviews Nokia’s patent portfolio of over 20,000 combined issued US patents and pending US patent applications.

Nokia Has a Valuable and Relatively Young US Patent Portfolio

July 16, 2012

Maulin V. Shah and S. Farhan Mustafa

RIM (1)

Envision IP analyzes the patent shelf lives of RIM, Adaptix, Nortel Networks, Motorola Mobility and ADC Telecommunications to explore the link between patent valuations and portfolio shelf life.

Does RIM’s Patent Shelf Life Affect its Valuation?

July 11, 2012

Maulin V. Shah and S. Farhan Mustafa


Envision IP reviews HP’s 29,000+ patents to understand key areas the company has obtained proprietary technologies in as well as unlock portfolio strengths and weaknesses.

A Review of Hewlett-Packard’s Patent Portfolio

April 22, 2012

Maulin V. Shah and S. Farhan Mustafa

RIM (1)

In January 2012, Envision IP published a report detailing RIM’s patent portfolio. We provide an update in light of Nortel patents that RIM recently acquired related to wireless technologies.

Breakdown of RIM’s Patent Portfolio

March 28, 2012

Maulin V. Shah


In light of AOL’s recent announcement to shop its patent portfolio, Envision IP reviews over 700 patents assigned to AOL to determine what areas the company has obtained proprietary technologies in.

Insight into AOL’s Patent Portfolio

January 26, 2012

Maulin V. Shah


Envision IP takes a close look at RIM’s patent portfolio. Selling RIM’s patent portfolio may be difficult due to lack of demand from buyers but licensing may be an avenue that could provide RIM recurring revenues for the remaining shelf lives of its patents.

RIM May Fare Better in Licensing its Technologies Versus a Sale

October 26, 2011

Maulin V. Shah


With 990 issued patents, and approximately 2100 pending patent applications, Yahoo has a sizable patent portfolio. Envision IP reviews Yahoo’s patent portfolio and finds over 70% of their patents relate to proprietary search engine algorithms.

Yahoo, Inc. – An Impressive Patent Portfolio

September 28, 2011

Maulin V. Shah


With its current patent portfolio, Amazon owns approximately 0.2% of total tablet-related patent filings in the United States. Envision IP reviews Amazon’s tablet patents to shed light on their future success.

Amazon, Inc. – Tablet Potential Based on Patent Data

August 4, 2011

Maulin V. Shah


Envision IP’s search team utilizes a variety of unconventional NPL sources for search requests that are highly technical in nature. Here is a list of some NPL sources that Envision IP has identified and routinely uses.

Unconventional Non-Patent Literature Sources

May 26, 2011

Maulin V. Shah

Prior art includes information that has been made available to the public in any form before the date which an invention was conceived. Envision IP, we have access to numerous subscription-based patent and non-patent literature databases, as well as expertise in a variety of technical fields.

Why Conduct a Prior Art Search?