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Leveling the Playing Field with Patents for Defensive Purposes

April 6, 2011

Today we announced a new customer, Dashwire, which creates mobile and web applications for easy setup, data backup and photo/video sharing between mobile devices. Dashwire is a young and successful company faced with litigation from a much larger competitor. By becoming an IV customer, Dashwire has established a foundation of patent coverage and also acquired patents to use for defensive purposes. As we wrote last week, with thousands of patents related to mobile devices, it’s no surprise that there’s patent infringement litigation in every part of the industry, from software and hardware to features and functions.

We’ve done similar deals in the past with mobile software company Vlingo and others. We’ve all heard the phrase, “Sometimes the best offense is a good defense.” By acquiring patents from IV to defend against litigation, companies can level the playing field with a strong IP strategy.

You can read more about our relationship with Dashwire in the press release.

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