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Edgewater Wireless Systems: What Happens When Apple Bites?

Edgewater Wireless Systems: What Happens When Apple Bites?

On January 6, 2015, Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (TSXV: YFI) announced that it has dealt one of its 23 technology patents to a major handset and tablet manufacturer. 

Although not formally disclosed by Edgewater, upon further investigation SmallCapPower discovered the name of the company, the significance of which should provide the ultimate validation of Edgewater Wireless’s technology. 

Although not formally disclosed by Edgewater to either the public or SmallCapPower/Ubika Research, upon further investigation we discovered that U.S. Patent 7016654 for Programmable Power-Efficient Front End for Wired and Wireless Communication was transferred to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).

The patent is for the components involved with sending and receiving signals.

It centers on the consumption of power by these components, and depending on the amount of signal sent or received the amount of power needed varies. This patent, then, allows the electronic components to be programmable so that they can adjust power usage to be more efficient.

While Edgewater did not reveal the consideration it received for the patent rights, it can be reasonably assumed that it was higher than their value before the transaction.

As of Edgewater’s most recent financials, its patent portfolio is valued at approximately $1.9 million. It is not a stretch, then, to expect that the deal made with Apple could lead to an upward revaluation of the company’s entire patent portfolio. 

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