Axis and Arecont Legal Conflict Over Multi-Imager Cameras

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Aug 17, 2017

Arecont threatened Axis.

Axis has responded by moving to invalidate an Arecont patent.

It is an important contest. Multi-imagers are Arecont's most important product offering, the key segment holding Arecont up in the race to the bottom. And multi-imagers are now a key growth market for Axis.

In this note, we examine Arecont's patent, Axis' response and the chances of Arecont successfully defending their patent.

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