Tue, Sep 23, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT - U.S. Markets close in 16 mins.

Recent

% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Trident Microsystems, Inc. Message Board

  • lowl22 lowl22 Jan 4, 2012 3:15 PM Flag

    Patents

    It is funny how nobody here has posted the value of over 2000 patents...this company may get another 50-100 million with a patent sale..somebody could jump in CSCO, GOOG etc..and scoop in and common shareholders could get lucky and get between.50cents to as a high as a buck..one of the best bankrupt gambles in a real long time...

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • Let's look at Trident's 2,000+ patents:

      Some of these are still pending and have not yet been granted.

      Some are foreign duplicates of U.S. patents, and are thus redundant.

      Many are old and outdated and not worth a lot.

      A large percentage of the patents have to do with set-top-box technology, and these are probably already bundled in the proposed $55 million sale of the set-top-box division.

      MStar, which probably has about half the global market share for digital TV (DTV) chips, has already licensed Trident's key DTV patents. They did this about a year ago.

      A private company (I forget the name) is paying Trident $15 million for the rights to produce Trident's flagship DTV chip.

      Some of Trident's DTV competitors use technology that circumvents Trident's key DTV patents.

      Thus, while Trident shareholders may end up getting some value from Trident's patents, I have a hard time imagining "another 50-100 million" above and beyond what they're already getting.

    • That is a very good question and I don't know the answer. That is why I'm holding all my shares for the slim chance shareholders will get something worthwhile.

      2000 patents must be worth at least 50¢ a share?

      banc

    • excellent post

 

Trending Tickers

i
Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.