investora2z Thursday, 11/28/13 07:19:27 AM Re: None Post # of 11641 Marathon's subsidiary Vantage Point recently filed 5 patent infringement lawsuits against biggies like Apple, LSI Corporation, MediaTek USA, Panasonic Corporation of North America and Sharp Electronics. Vantage has a total of 27 total active lawsuits. This particular patent is for "Method and Apparatus for Translating Virtual Addresses in a Data Processing System Having Multiple Instruction Pipelines and Separate Translation Look aside Buffers for each Pipeline." Recently the company's subsidiary CyberFone had entered into a license and settlement agreement with a consumer device and electronics company. The CyberFone patent has generated several settlements over the last two years, and there are other cases being pursued. The company reported $710K revenues in Q3'13, and total revenue for the nine months of 2013 were $2.2 million. The net loss per share came at 54 cents for the nine month period in 2013 compared to net loss per share of $2.38 in the first nine months of 2012. Importantly, the net cash used declined significantly from $460K in Q2'13 to $253K in Q3'13. It had $5.86 million cash as on September 30, 2013 compared to $2.35 million on December 31, 2012. The company is still away from profitability on a net basis, but it is good that it has started to get some revenues going. Next few quarters will indicate the regularity of the inflow. The recent settlements and more licensing arrangements could add to the revenues. The company now has nearly 100 patents in seven portfolios and around 60 active lawsuits. As mentioned in an article on SA, the company has two businesses. An IP services business, which provides clients with advice and services to help them attain a financial and strategic return on their IPRS, and an IP licensing and enforcement Business. The portfolio is diversified and is generating revenue so it is not totally dependent on the outcome of these lawsuits.