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Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We were formed in 1967 as a scientific research company and for much of our history pursued drug development including through Phase III clinical studies which were discontinued in 2012. We have shifted our focus during 2013 and are now an intellectual property company that owns patented and unpatented intellectual property. During December 2013, we acquired 101 patents and patent applications from Rockstar Consortium US LP ("Rockstar") in consideration for approximately $60 million of our securities consisting of common stock and preferred stock (including $20 million of Series I Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock). The patents had been developed by Nortel Networks ("Nortel") and acquired by Rockstar following Nortel's bankruptcy in 2011. Rockstar was launched in 2011 as an intellectual property licensing company and manages a patent portfolio related to Nortel's pre-bankruptcy technology and businesses. Rockstar was formed and is owned by Apple, Inc. ... More ...