AD to Pay Patent "Protection Money" to OV

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 01, 2012

ObjectVideo has signed a global patent licensing agreement with American Dynamics. This falls in the midst of Object Video's ongoing global litigation campaign against industry notables Bosch, Samsung and Sony. In this note, we examine the agreement and why we see it as little more than 'protection money'.

On the one hand, OV claims that they "have developed a highly regarded software product" and that manufacturers can "partner with them for software product."

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