Are ObjectVideo's Patents Going to Be Invalidated?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 17, 2012

Publicly, the last few months have been outstanding for ObjectVideo - with Sony capitulating and the world-wide leader in analytic patent litigation celebrating their 60 day ultimatum in a tiny booth at the edge of ISC West. However, behind the scenes, a major counter-offensive has been launched by Bosch that is well under way to invalidate Object Video's core patents. In this note, we examine the moves and their potential impact.

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