Interactive: Patent Power 2012

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1. A subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation acquired over 300 patents from Automotive Technologies International Inc. in February 2012.
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1. Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. acquired URL Pharma Inc. in April 2012.
2. AVI Biopharma Inc. changed its name to Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. in July 2012.
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1. ADC Telecommunications Inc. was acquired by TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics) in December 2010 and no longer exists as a separate entity.
2. Foundry Networks Inc. was acquired by Brocade Communications Systems Inc. in December 2008.
3. The sale of Nortel Networks Patent Portfolio to Microsoft, Apple, and RIM was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2012.
4. SkyTerra Communications Inc. was acquired by Harbinger Capital Partners in March 2010 and became part of LightSquared in July 2010.
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Communication/Internet Services
1. Sony acquired Ericsson’s share in Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB on 16 February 2012.
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1. Viviti Technologies Ltd. was acquired by Western Digital Corp. in March 2012.
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1. Psion PLC was acquired by Motorola Solutions Inc. in October 2012.
2. Palm Inc. was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Co. in July 2010. In 2011, HP discontinued the Palm brand. In 2012, HP created a subsidiary named Gram, made up of the remaining components of Palm.
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1. On 3 October 2011, Fortune Brands Inc. split its business into two publicly traded companies: Fortune Brands Home & Security and Beam Inc.
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