Vringo, Inc.

  • Intellectual Property Offers Investment Opportunities

    By Johan Seijkens - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: ACTG, RPXC, VRNG

    Investing in intellectual property can be lucrative. There are several companies out there that focus strictly on monetizing IP, so let's go through three stocks that operate in the IP field to see if any pique your interest.

    Google's Playmate

    Vringo (NASDAQ: VRNG) engages in the innovation, development, and monetization of intellectual property and mobile technologies. Vringo`s intellectual property portfolio consists of over 500 patents and patent more »

  • Four Patent Players to Watch Closely

    By Bill Edson - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: ACTG, SPEX, VHC, VRNG

    One can invest successfully in patents and intellectual property by identifying emerging technology trends, then finding the companies that hold core intellectual property (IP) rights associated with these growing markets. As an alternative, though, one could invest in companies that do this for you. Below, I will look at four companies in the patent industry to watch closely.

    Boom or bust

    Vringo (NASDAQ: VRNG) focuses on global acquisition, licensing, and more »

  • James Altucher Doesn’t Want You to Read This

    By Sam Mattera - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: STSI, VRNG

    What James Altucher does might be legal, but it does not seem particularly ethical. Altucher is primarily known for his personal blog -- a collection of his musings on work, family, and entrepreneurship, among many other things.

    Altucher’s frequently brilliant posts have earned him a fairly substantial Internet following. I myself am a fan, and often share some of his pieces (like this one on housing) with my friends.

    But more »

  • Vringo: Google's Stumbling Block ?

    By Cagdas Ozcan - March 31, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, VRNG

    Given the reputation Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) enjoys in the internet world, it's hard to believe that the giant would ever be challenged. This is perhaps why the idea of a small, Delaware-based company filing suit against them for patent infringement came as a surprise to the market. In a contest that reminds David and Goliath, the lawsuit's verdict is open to interpretation over the nature of the winner more »

  • Vringo’s Crusade for Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights

    By Shas Dey - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, MSFT, NOK, VRNG

    After the court awarded Vringo (NASDAQ: VRNG) $30 million in the patent infringement lawsuit against Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), and others, it was expected that the company would go after others who were using the same search related patents owned by it. Vringo chose Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) as its next target and filed a similar case claiming past and future compensation. However, in this case it claimed that the infringement was more »

  • Is This Stock's Rise Driven by Fundamentals or Sheer Frenzy?

    By Shas Dey - January 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, PERI, VRNG

    The US stock indices fell for the second day in succession, in the absence of any major news affecting the markets. Irrespective of the market conditions and macro-economic news, some stocks always tend to either outperform or underperform the broader markets. These stocks are driven completely by stock-specific news, in some cases due to company disclosures and in others due entirely to the rumor mills running overtime. And again further more »

  • What’s Moving Thursday’s Outperformers & How to Play it

    By Brian Nichols - January 4, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, JASO, SRPT, VRNG

    On a flat trading day, a stock that outperforms with large gains is not hard to notice. Companies that see the greatest movement, on these days, are often driven by factors that could impact long-term trends. Therefore I am looking at stocks that moved to the highest degree on Thursday; stocks that might continue to trade higher. 




    JA Solar Holdings




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  • Nokia Is Still Extremely Cheap

    By Mohsin Saeed - December 18, 2012 | Tickers: AOL, AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, NOK, VRNG

    Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has almost doubled in the last six months. The company went from being the biggest manufacturer of cell phones in the world, to junk rating and was not far away from becoming a penny stock. Luckily for Nokia investors, the company's management was not sleeping through this chaos, unlike their seemingly perpetual slumber during the rise of iOS and Android. I believe despite the rally, Nokia more »

  • Vringo: The Next Catalyst

    By Mohsin Saeed - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: AOL, AAPL, GOOG, NOK, VRNG

    Recently, Vringo expanded its litigation against Chinese telecommunication giant, ZTE. If the company is successful, according to Reuters, investors should expect $210 million in 7 years. My calculations show that if we calculate the NPV of these payments, it comes down to a per share value of approximately $1.60. The stock is trading at $3.15 and investors can expect half to that to come from the ZTE trial more »

  • What My Grandfather Taught Me About Trading

    By Evan Dawson - December 8, 2012 | Tickers: GOOG, NVDA, VRNG

    "Pop-Pop" used to let me read him the scrolling tickers at the bottom of his television screen. It was one of those early projection beasts with three gigantic bulbs (red, blue and green). He would call out a few symbols, and I wouldn't blink until I saw one pass pass and yelled out their current share price. I was around eight years old at the time, didn't have more »

  • Are Patent Litigations Skewing Earnings Reality?

    By Maxwell Fisher - November 12, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, DSS, GOOG, VHC, VRNG | Editor's Choice

    All industries have litigation as a part of their business environment, but none more so these days than personal technology. With patent issues having developed an industry of its own, current issues can affect valuations to an almost absurd degree. I am going to look at some technology companies that have been affected mightily, though not necessarily logically, by patent litigation.

    The big news right now concerns Vringo (NASDAQ: VRNGmore »)

  • Is Vringo Knocking Out Google?

    By Jorge Aura - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: GOOG, VRNG

    Vringo (NASDAQ: VRNG), a company engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual property, claimed that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) had infringed on a patent filed by Ken Lang in 1998. In respect thereof, Vringo declared that the patents were at the core of Google's AdWords and AdSense systems, which accounted for nearly 97% of Google's revenue. Vringo is thought to be seeking damages of more »

  • Google Plans to Break This Tiny Tech Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 6, 2012 | Tickers: AOL, GOOG, NOK, VRNG

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Vringo (NASDAQ: VRNG) are still at trial over whether Google has infringed upon one of Vringo’s patents. The premise of the Google lawsuit includes a patent that was filed by one of the earliest and biggest search engines, Lycos. It also appears that insiders were a bit wary about whether Vringo could pull off the upset, as a number of insiders dumped shares above the more »

  • Is Vringo Worth The Gamble?

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - October 21, 2012 | Tickers: AOL, GOOG, VRNG

    Vringo : VRNG) is a mobile software developer and intellectual-property firm. The company was started in 2006 by entrepreneur Jonathan Medved and mobile software specialist David Goldfarb. In July 2012, it merged with Innovate/Protect, Inc. The company's VringForward technology enables users to share video ringtones on the Vringo video-sharing platform. Furthermore, its current patent portfolio consists of 31 patents and applications, 11 of which have already been granted. These more »

  • Should This Tech Giant Be Worried About This Patent Troll?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 19, 2012 | Tickers: GOOG, MSFT, NOK, VRNG, YHOO

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) started its patent trial with Vringo+ (NASDAQ: VRNG) this week. Vringo is a tiny company in comparison to Google, with a market cap that’s sub-$250 million, while Google trades at a market value around $250 billion. However, in the patent game it is more about what you have in your patent arsenal versus company size. Vringo is taking Google to trial in an effort to more »

  • What Does the Future Hold for Google?

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - October 18, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG, VRNG

    Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is a technology giant that provides software and hardware solutions to enhance the gathering, organization, and sharing of information. Founded in 1998 as a garage-headquartered search engine, the company has evolved into a technology conglomerate. Its products include smartphones, email, cloud computing, social networks, maps, tablets and publishing tools. Google’s areas of business involve search technology, advertising services, operating systems and platforms. Despite having a big more »

  • What's Going On with Vringo?

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - October 18, 2012 | Tickers: AOL, GOOG, IACI, TGT, VRNG

    Vringo (NASDAQ: VRNG) was incorporated in January 2006 in the state of Delaware. The company was formed to take advantage of the growing popularity of smart phones. To do this, Vringo developed four mobile video application platforms: Facetones, Vringo Video Ringtones, Remix Fan and Fan Loyalty. The company's core concept was initially designed to provide mobile users an additional option of integration with social networking; that’s why it more »

  • Google's Day in Court

    By Jyoti Patodia - October 9, 2012 | Tickers: GOOG, VRNG

    Who would have imagined that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), the giant of search engines, might have to bend down on its knees and agree to the terms of Vringo (NASDAQ: VRNG). Vringo is basically a company providing software platforms for mobile video and social services like ringtones, Facetones, Video ReMix, etc. But now the company has been focusing predominantly on patent based mergers and filing lawsuits against some of the top more »

  • Search - Finding the App in Apple

    By Daniel Todd - September 4, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, SYNC, VRNG

    One of the most highly anticipated aspects of Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) upcoming release of iOS 6 this fall is its enhanced App Store. The new App Store will offer an improved interface for mobile users with large swipe-able cards that offer much more information on each app found.  Apple’s new search tool will also put more emphasis on its “Genius” feature by putting it front and center at more »

  • Should You Still Bank on Nokia?

    By Keki Fatakia - August 22, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, MSFT, NOK, VRNG

    It is indeed sad to see the once all powerful Nokia (NYSE: NOK), reduced to just a shell of its former self. I remember how the company once used to be hailed as the number one mobile phone manufacturer.

    Ever since Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) introduced the first ever iPhone, dozens of players jumped on to the smartphone bandwagon and have released their own versions of a touch screen mobile device more »

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