An IPValue Management Group Company

OVERVIEW

Longitude Licensing Ltd. (“Longitude”) is an IPValue Management Group Company that operates in one of the most dynamic segments of the international knowledge-based economy.

Based in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland, Longitude’s vision is to be a leading intellectual property management company that specializes in maximizing the value of patented intellectual property for global patent owners. Founded in July 2013, Longitude currently licenses portfolios totaling over 3,000 active patents and patent applications from well-known technology companies. These portfolios address semiconductor design and manufacturing processes, non-volatile storage and display and consumer electronics technologies.  We intend to broaden our partnership and licensing activities to related technologies.   


NEWS

IPValue Acquires a Major Patent Portfolio from Intel (August 8th, 2022)

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IPValue Management, Inc. announced that the IPValue Management Group (“IPValue”) and Intel Corporation (“Intel”) have entered into a set of agreements that extend IPValue’s licensing arrangement with Intel and bring another great patent portfolio under IPValue’s management. As part of this transaction, a portfolio of nearly five thousand Intel patents has been transferred to Tahoe Research Limited, a newly formed company within the IPValue Management Group. The portfolio draws from nearly two decades of Intel innovation and includes inventions relating to microprocessors, application processors, logic devices, computing systems, memory and storage, connectivity and communications, packaging, semiconductor architecture and design, semiconductor manufacturing, and other technologies. IPValue will license the Tahoe portfolio to its established and growing network of licensees and will continue to acquire and license portfolios from other world leading enterprises.

“We are thrilled to engage in this transaction with Intel, and our team of highly experienced IP professionals is excited to get to work licensing the Tahoe portfolio,” said Keith Wilson, executive vice president of Partnerships and Acquisitions at IPValue. “This initiative reinforces IPValue’s mission to reward and fuel innovation and supports Intel’s freedom to operate goals, enabling Intel to focus more of its time and energy doing what it does best: driving innovations that enable global progress and enrich lives.”

“Intel has an unmatched history of creating technologies that underpin the modern global economy,” said Jin-Ki Kim, Chief Technology Officer at IPValue. “This portfolio greatly expands the array of inventions that we are able to bring to our licensees. Our growing team of scientists and engineers is excited to tackle this opportunity as we expand our business.”


IPValue Management Affiliate Grants License to SK hynix to Patent Portfolio Acquired from Cypress Semiconductor (June 22nd, 2022)

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IPValue Management, Inc. (“IPValue”) today announced that Longitude Licensing Ltd. (“LLL”) has granted SK hynix Inc. (“SK hynix”) a worldwide, non-exclusive patent license for the patent portfolio of Longitude Flash Memory Solutions, Ltd. (“LFMS”). LFMS and LLL are affiliates of IPValue. SK hynix is a top tier semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips, Flash memory chips, CMOS Image Sensors, and SSDs for a wide range of distinguished customers globally.

The LFMS portfolio comprises more than 500 patents worldwide. The patents originated from Cypress Semiconductor, which was acquired by Infineon Technologies in 2020. These patents address certain fundamental technologies related to the design, manufacturing and operation of various kinds of memory devices, such as NAND (3D & 2D, MLC, TLC, QLC), DRAM, NVDIMM, HBM, and SSDs products and include, among others, SONOS, Charge Trap structures and ECC.

“We are pleased to have licensed the LFMS patent portfolio to SK hynix on mutually agreeable terms. This agreement reinforces our belief that a constructive and open dialog with potential licensees can result in an amicable deal,” said Garrett Dempsey, Director of LLL. SK hynix follows other major semiconductor vendors, including Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. and Micron Technology, Inc., as a licensee of the LFMS patent portfolio.


IPValue Management Affiliate Licenses Kioxia Corporation to Patent Portfolio Acquired from Elpida Memory (April 13th, 2020)

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IPValue Management, Inc. (“IPValue”) today announced that its affiliate Longitude Licensing Ltd. (“Longitude”) has granted Kioxia Corporation (“Kioxia”) a worldwide, nonexclusive patent license to Longitude’s patent portfolio of more than 1,400 issued and pending patents in countries across North America, Asia and Europe. Kioxia is a top tier semiconductor supplier offering flash memory and SSDs for a wide range of distinguished customers globally.

The Kioxia deal continues Longitude’s string of success in licensing in the high technology market. “Since acquiring the Elpida Memory patents in 2013, Longitude has concluded a number of significant deals with the portfolio, generating over $250 million dollars from licenses,” said John Lindgren, CEO of IPValue. “We are pleased to have licensed Longitude’s Elpida Memory patent portfolio to Kioxia on mutually agreeable terms,” said Joe Villella, Chief Licensing Officer of Longitude. “Kioxia joins a growing list of leading companies that have taken a license to Longitude’s Elpida Memory portfolio.” 


IPValue Management Affiliate Licenses SK hynix to Patent Portfolio Acquired From Seiko Epson (August 6th, 2019)

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IPValue Management, Inc. (“IPValue”) today announced that Longitude Licensing Ltd. (“LLL”) has granted SK hynix Inc. (“SK hynix”) a worldwide, non-exclusive patent license for the patent portfolio of Advanced Interconnect Systems, LLC (“AIS”). AIS and LLL are affiliates of IPValue. SK hynix is a top tier semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips, Flash memory chips and CMOS Image Sensors for a wide range of distinguished customers globally.

The AIS portfolio comprises more than 400 patents worldwide. The patents originated from Seiko Epson and cover fundamental semiconductor manufacturing technologies, such as Through-Silicon Vias and digital imaging technology. The patented inventions are relevant to a wide range of semiconductor devices, including High Bandwidth Memory modules, CMOS image sensors, stacked memories such as for server applications, and Wafer Level Chip Scale Packages.

“We are pleased to have licensed the AIS patent portfolio to SK hynix on mutually agreeable terms. This agreement reinforces our belief that a constructive and open dialog with potential licensees can result in an amicable deal,” said Garrett Dempsey, Director of LLL. SK hynix follows Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. as the second major semiconductor vendor to agree to a license since AIS began commercialization activities in 2018.

About IPValue Management IPValue’s mission is to fuel innovation by working with leading technology enterprises to generate revenues from their IP portfolios. Since inception in 2001, IPValue has generated over $2B in cash from patent licenses, resulting in $1B to its partners. IPValue currently owns and manages the commercialization of over 7,000 patents. For more information, visit www.IPValue.com