On the heel’s of Box, Inc. S-1 release, Envision IP reviewed the patent portfolios of start-ups and established technology companies alike in the file-sharing space.
Envision IP analyzed the patent portfolios of various ride-sharing companies to understand the IP in this competitive industry.
Envision IP analyzed WhatsApp’s patent portfolio to understand what IP, if any, Facebook would obtain as part of its acquisition of the mobile messaging company.
Envision IP analyzed Nest Labs’ patent portfolio to understand how the company has protected its technology, and to determine what IP Google will be acquiring.
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.
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.
Envision IP analyzed Nokia’s recent patent monetization ventures and its Microsoft deal to understand how BlackBerry’s patents may fit within the company’s strategic IP goals.
Envision IP analyzed Nintendo’s US patent portfolio to understand the company’s patenting efforts, and to determine if Nintendo’s IP covers social and mobile gaming technologies.
Envision IP reviewed the key intellectual property-related deal terms in Microsoft’s acquisition and licensing agreement of Nokia’s patents.
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.
Envision IP reviewed BlackBerry’s patent filing history to understand how the company’s patent portfolio may align with its strategic options for future revenue growth.
Envision IP analyzed Waze’s patents to understand how the technology complements Google’s existing navigation-related patent portfolio.
Envision IP reviewed Barnes & Noble’s US patent portfolio to determine if intellectual property behind the Nook business played a part in Microsoft’s offer to buy.
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.
Envision IP analyzed Apple’s patent acquisitions since 2008 to understand if these acquisitions were driven by product commercialization needs or by strategic reasons.
Nokia’s strategic partnership with Microsoft may be tested by Vringo’s patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft, given Nokia’s stake in Vringo’s success.
With Zynga’s recent filing for a Nevada gaming license, Envision IP analyzed the company’s patents related to online casino and gambling technologies.
Envision IP analyzed the RPX deal, existing wireless-related patent pools, and the recent Nortel and Motorola deals to determine the market for potential ALU patent licensees.
In light of the public release of the redacted Apple-HTC settlement, Envision IP analyzed the nine patents HTC retained exclusive rights to.
Envision IP analyzed the US patent portfolios of Ericsson, RIM, Nokia, and Alcatel-Lucent to understand if these companies are poised to leverage their patents against the likes of Apple and Samsung.
Envision IP reviews the US design patent holdings of the major mobile device manufacturers to better understand how each player may fare in future patent battles.
Envision IP reviews Netflix’s US patent portfolio to determine if their IP poses barriers to entry for competitors.
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.
Envision IP reviews T-Mobile and MetroPCS patent portfolio to analyze each company’s IP holdings in LTE-related technology.
Envision IP reviews Apple’s and Samsung’s patent portfolios and finds that while the recent round of lawsuits may have gone in Apple’s favor, Samsung clearly has plenty of fight left in its patent portfolio.
Envision IP rounds up the different valuations by various firms of Kodak’s digital imaging and digital capture patent portfolio – and offers their own take on Kodak’s valuation.
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.
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.
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.
If the US ITC’s patent invalidity ruling of Kodak’s ‘218 patent is upheld by the ITC in September 2012, we believe the value of the DC and KISS patent portfolio could be reduced to $818 million to $1.43 billion.
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.
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.
Envision IP analyzed Kodak’s valuation of its DC and KISS patent portfolios, and provided its own independent valuation of the patents.
Envision IP explores the rumors around Google’s home entertainment system by reviewing Google’s diverse patent portfolio surrounding this space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Envision IP provides a patent-based assessment of the major tablet contenders, unlocking future roadmaps and highlighting potential technologies each may bring to the market.
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.