Avigilon Acquires 96 MORE Patents

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 21, 2015

Spending $80 million on patents last month was evidently just the start.

Now, Avigilon has acquired 96 more patents from 4 different companies.

In this note, we examine this high risk / high reward strategy and how it can impact rivals and the industry at large.

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**** **** ******* ******* **** ******** ******* ** *** ******* as * *********** ****** ** **** ***** ******. *****'* **** no ***** **** ****** ** ***** ****** $*** ******* ** patents **** * ********* *********. *** ***** ** '**********' ** huge *** ****** ** ******** ******* ******* ********** ******* *** could **** * ****** ** **** ** *** **** ************** *********.

*** **** *** ******** *** ******** ******** ******* ** *** next * ** * ***** **** ***** ***** ** ** use ** ** ***** / *****-*** *********** *** ***** ***** end ** *** ************ *****. **** **, ** ******, *** primary ******** / ******* ***** ******. ****** ***** *******, *** threatening *********** **** **********, *** ****** ****** ** ********* **** patent ********* ** ******** **** ******** **** *** ******* *******.

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***** ** ******* ******** *** ******* **** **** ********, ** certainly *** **** ****.

*****, ******** ********* **** ***** ********** *** ***** **** *************. Now **** ******** *** ***** **% ** ***** *** ***** (including ***** **** *** ****** ** ****** **% **** ***** stock ***** *********), **** *** ***** ** **** ** **** investors **** **** ****** *** ******* ******* *******.

********, *** **** ** ***** ****** ***** **** ** *** the ******* ** ******* **** ******** ** ***** ** *** these ******* ** **** ***** ***********, *** ******* *** *********** that *** ** **** ****** ** ***** ****, ****** ** invalidate *** ****** ******. ** *** ***** ****, ** *** surveillance ************* **** ******* ******* ** ******* ***** ******** **** *** ****** ****** *** ******* **** **** *****.

Comments (33)

*'* **** ********** ** *** *** **** ***********...************ ** ***** patents ** **** **** *****'* ***** *** ** ****. **** a ******** *'** ****** ******* *** ******** ** *** ****, but *'** ******* **** **** ****** ** ********* ***** ***** pitch **** *** **** ************* ** ***** ******* ***** ** order ** **** ****** **** *** ******.

** ******** *** **** *** **** **** ******** ******* ****** software, **** ******** ***** **** *** ** * *** **** it ******'* *********. ******* ******* ** ******** **** ***** **** this ****** *****.

****, ** **** ************, ******** *** ***** ******* **** *******. However, ** ***** *********** ** *** ** ****, *** ***** of ********* ******* *** *** ***** ********** ** ***. ******, there ** ** ********* ** *** ********** / ******** *********** from *** ** *** ** *** ***** * ********* ** this ************.

*** ***** ******** ******** ***** *** ********** ********* *** *** these ******* ** ***** **********. **'** **** ** *** *** that ********.

****** *** ******** ** *** ****! **** ** **** ***** city ******** ****** **, * ********* *** ******** ****** ** block **** ******* **** *********.

*********** *******, * ** ******* ******* ** ****** **** ******* of *** ** ****... ********* *** ** **. ***** ** the *** :)

********* *** ** **. ***** ** *** *** :)

**, ** ** **** ********** *** ******; **. ***** ******** an *******, ******.;)

***** * ***** **'* *** **** ****** ****'** **** *** it ** ***, ** ****************** ********* **** ***** *** *******...**** ******* *** *********!

**** * ** ********* ****** *** *** ******* ** ****** cameras, *** *** ********** ********* ******* ******** ***********!

*** **** ********* * ****************** *** ****:

"** *** ******* ** *********** *** ***** ** *** ******* for ************, *** **** *** **** * ******* ** *** intellectual ******** ********** **** *** ******* * ****** ******* ** Avigilon. *** **** **** ******** ** **** *** ******* ******* 4 ***** **** *** ***** ******** ********."

******* ** *** *********:

"** **** ****** ********** **** *** **** *** ***** ** re-engineer *** ******* ******** ** **** ** ********** ** *** forms ** **** *********, *********, *** *** ******* ** *****. The ******* ** ******* * *** ******* ******* ** ** move **** *** ***** *** *********** ******** ******* ***** ** continue ** ***** *** ********-******* ***** ********* ********"

****** *** ******** *** * ******, **** **** ** ********** government **** **? ** *** ***** *** * ****** **** the ***** **** ****** *** **** *** ******** ******* **** all ***** ************ *** ***** ********* **** **** ******** ********* end *****. *** ** **** **** ** **** **** ** patent ***** ****** ********** *** ** * ********** *********** ******** security ********* *** **** **** **** ******* ** *** **** investment? ***** ** ** **** ***** *** *** ***** ***** back * **** ***... ** ****** ***** *********.

***, ***** ** *** **** *** **** ****? ** *** Avigilon's ******* **** **** **********?

"***, ***** ** *** **** *** **** ****?"

*** ****'* *****! * ** ***** ** ****** ** ***'* job ** **** **** ****, ** **** *** *** ***** federation *** ************* *** * ** *** ******* ***** ***** woeful ******.

*** * *****, ******* ****** **** **.

**** ** *** ** **** *******? ******** ********* ******* ***** isn't *******. ********* ****** **** ***** **** ****** ***** ******* but ***** *** **. ** *** ***** ********** * **** ** ***** ********, *** ********* ** ***** **** ****** *** ****-***********.

*** ***** ******* **** **** * ****** *****, *****, **** of **** **** **** ****** ** * **** ***** ***** and ********. *** ******* *** *******'* ***, ***** ******** **** they *** *** **********.

******** *** ** ** ******* ** ******* *** ******* ***** out ** ***** *******. ******* *** **** ** ********. *** it ***** ** *** ****** ** *** ******* ******(*) ***** invalid *** ***** **** $** ******* ***** **** *** ********* licensing ******* ******...

* ***** ***** **** ****** *** **** **** ****.

"**** ** *** ** **** *******?"

****** ************ ** *** ****** ** *** *******. ******** ************* pool ******** **** **** *** ******* *** ********** **** *** get ********** ** *** ** **** ******* *** * ***** deal **** ********. ****,******* **** ** ********* ****.

*****/********?

** ***. ** ** "****-** *** ** ********* ***** **", had *** ***** ** ** ****** **** *********/************ ****** **** action, *** * **********.

* ** ***** **** **** ***** *** ********** **** ** far **** ********* ** *** *******. ******* ** **** ***** they *** ***-********* **** ******** *** **** ****** **** *********** judgement ** ******* ******, ******.

******** **** *** **** ************ **-***** ********** **** **/** ** place, *** *** ***** ** ***** *** **** ******* ****. So ** ***** *** ** ** ****** ***** ** ***** to ******* ******** ** *** **** *********.

** *** **** *****, **'* ******* ** ** *** ** could *** ***** ******* ** *** **** *****, ***** ***** agreements ********** *****, *** ***** ** *** *** **********.

"**'* ******* ** ** *** ** ***** *** ***** ******* at *** **** *****"

** / ******** *** ********** **** ** ************* *** ** ~500. *** **** ** **** ** ********** * **************** ****** of *** ******, *'* ******** * **** **% ** *** market, ** *******, ** *** ******* ** ****, ********* **** video ******** ********** **********.

*** **** ** **** ** ********** * **************** ****** ** the ******, *'* ******** * **** **% ** *** ******...

**** * ***, **** ****** *** ** ******* *****? *** video ******** ******? ** **, **** *** * ***** ******** is ** * **** ******** ** *** ***** ******* ******* the "***** ******** ********** **********".

* *** **** ************* *** * ******* *** **** ****** of *** *** **************** ***** *** ** ****** *** ********* ** ****, ** a ***** *** ****** ***/****** **** ** ******** **** *** motion *********, *** ********, ***** ** ******** ****-****, *** ** was **********. ***'* **** *** ************ ******* ****?

*** ** ***** * ****** ** ****-**** ******** *****? ****.

"****** *** ********* ** ****, ** * ***** *** ****** VMS/camera **** ** ******** **** *** ****** *********"

**** **** * **** ****, **** ** *** **, ** only ******* ***** ****** ********* *** *** **** ** **'* portfolio. **** ************* **** ********'* *******....

**** * ******* ** **** ****** ** **** **** ***** analytics ****** ** ***** ** ****-*****, * ********* ** ******* in * ****, * **** ********* ** ******* ** * big *** ********. * *** ** ***** ********* **** **** smaller ********* **** *** *** **** ** ** ****** *********. Avigilon *** *** *** ******* ** * *** ** *** the ***** **** ** *** ********* ******** ***, ********* *** them, ** **** ** ***** *******, *********, ***.

**** ***** ******** **** ********'* *******....

***'* **** **** *** *****... ;)

* ***** *** **** ************* *** ***** ** ******* ** play **** **** *** *** **** **** ***'* **** *** patents ** ***** ***, *** ***'* ****** ** ***** *** in *** *********** ******...** ***** *****, *** ****** *** ******'* be ******* ***** ** **-**** ******** ** ** ******* ******** in ******** ************ ***** ******* *** *********.

***** **** * **** ***** ****** ** ***** ************* ** me.

**'* *** * ****. ***** ***** ** ********** **'* *******. Axis ***** ** ********** *******'* *******. ******** ****** ** ** the ****.

************ ** * **** ******* ****** ** ********** ****** '*********'.

********, ************* ***** *** ****** ******* **** ********* ***** ******* or ******** ** ******* ***** ******* ** **'* *** ***** the ******.

****, *** ** *** ***: ** *** ***** ******** ** going ** ******* ***** ******* ******* *********** ** *** **** 3 *****?

******* *** **** **** ** **** ******* ***** *** ******** association ****** **** ****, *** *** ********** *****, **** ******** cuts ***** ** *** ***** ** *** ******, *** ** answer ** * ********* "***".

* ****** ******* **** * **** ** ****** *********** ** share ******* ** *******'* ************ **** ********, ** ***** *** just ** ********...*** ***** ** **** *********** ***** ** ***** from ****** **** *******.

**** **** ******* *** *******. **** **** **. *** * think *** ********** **** * ************ **** *** ***** ** them **** **** *** ****. ****** ** *** ******** **** the ******* ** *** ** *******, *** *** **** **** yielded *********...*** **** ***** **** **** **** ******** **** ********** enforce *** *******, **** ******** *** **** *** ****** ***********.

**** ** *** ******** ******** ** ******* *** **** *** involved: ********** ***. ****'* ******* *** **** ************ ******* ***** manufacturers **** ***** *** ****** ********** *** ***** ************** ** think **.

**;**: ***, ******** **** ******* ***** *******, *** **** *** have ** ***** ***** *** ******** **, *** ************* *** more ****** ** ***** ***** ***** *** **** **** ******, IMHO.

* *****, * ***** ** ******* ** *** **** ********, even ****** * ***** ** ** ** *** '******** ******** association' ********* ** ** **.

* **** ***** **** *** ******* ******** **** ** *********. Surveillance ************* *** * ***** *****, ** * *****, ** course, **** *** ******* ********* ** ********.

**********, * ** ******* (*) *** **** ******** **** *** for ******** *** (*) ** **** **** ****** ** ******* to ******* ***********. **** ** ***** **** ********** **** *** much ** ****** **** **** ****.

* ****** ****** **** ***** ** * ****** ** **** fear ****.
** ***** ** **** ******** ** ****** **** * ********* approach *** ***** ***** ****** ************ **** ** *** ** store.

*** *** **** *********** ***** **** ** *** ******* *** rebetting ** *** ****** ** *** **** ****** ** *** next *** *****.

**** *** **** ******* *** ********* **** *** ***** ** be ****** *** ****** ** **** ******** *** *** ****** they ****** ******* ****** ********* ** **** **** ****** ***** out ** *** ** *** ** *****.

** ** *** **** *** **** ***** ** *** ******** coming **** ***** ** ******** *** ***** **** *** **** trying ** ******* *** ***** ** ** ******** ******/****** ** giving **** ** *** *** ****.

"** ***** ** **** ******** ** ****** **** * ********* approach"

******, ** **** ***** $** ******* - **% ** ***** cash *** **% ** **** ****'* ****** ******* *** ********* purposes? *** *** **** ******* **** **** ********?

***'* *** ** *****.

*'* **** **** ****** ** **** ***** *** ** *** patents.
*** **** **** *** **** ** ** ***** *** **** now *** ****.

**** * ** ****** ** **** * ***'* ***** **** will ** *** *** ******** ** *** ******.
**** **** **** **** ** *** **** ****** ********** ** analytics *** ***** ****** **** ***** *** ****.

* **** ***'* *** **** ****** ** *** ****** *** already *** ******* ** ********* ** *** *** ******.

"**** **** **** **** ** *** **** ****** *********** ** analytics ***block ****** **** ***** *** ****."

** **** *** ** ***** ****** *** ***** *********** ******, will **** **** *** **** ** ** **** **** ***?

*'* **** **** ** *********** **** *** ** "****" ****** developments ** ********. ******** **** *** ******** ** ***. ** defensive ******* * **** ****** ****** ******** ***********.

**** **** - *** **** ** ******* *** * ***** be ** *** * ********...

******, ** ** *** *****, ******** ** ****** ** ******* that ***** *********** ******** ** ***** *********. ** *** ****** / ******** ** *********** (****** ** *********), ********, ********** ********, etc.

**** ******** *** **** *** ******* ** *** **** ****** of ****** **** *** *********, *** ******** ****** ************ ** Avigilon.

"**** ******** *** **** *** ******* ** *** **** ****** of ****** **** *** *********, *** ******** ****** ************ ** Avigilon."

** * **** * ***** ** ***** :)

*** * ****** **** **** * ****** *** ********** **** the ******* ******* **! :)

***'* *** ******************* ** ******** ******* ******* ******* ** ***** *******. **** would ***** **** * **** *&* ********** ***** ** ****, no? **'** *** ******* ****** ****. **'** ******* ***** *******. Patents *** *** ********. **** ****'* ** ** *** **** and *** *******. **** ****** *** ******* ***** ***** *******.

** ** **** **** ***** ****** $**** ** *******, ** they ****** **** ****** **** *** **** *&* ********* ****? Their ********* *********** ***** ** ********* ******* ** **** **** VideoIQ, *****? ** ***** **** ****'* **** **** **** ***** in ***** ** ****** $*** ******* ******* ********* ********.

**** ***** **** ~$** ******* ** **** (********* **** ***'* buy *** ***** ******* **** **** :). **** **** **** nearly $*** ******* ******* ** **** **** **** ***********.

** * ***** **** ***** ******** ***-******* ********* ** ******** development. *******, **** ****** **** **** **** ****** ** *** differentiator **** ***** ** *** ******* **** ***** **** ***** out **********.

***** *** * **** ***** *** ** ***** ** ***** on *** **** **** *** *** ****** * **** ***. And ** *** **** ****** **** *** *** *** **** out **** *** *** ********.

*** **** ***** **** **** *** ** *** **** **** is *** ******* ** * *** ** *** *** ******** and *** ****** *** ** *** *** **** ** *** Avigilon *******.

***** * ***'* *** **** ** ******* ** *** *** expect ** ** ******. ** ***** ** **** ** *** last **** **** *** ** ***** ******* *** ****** ** analytics ** ******** ***** **** **** ******** * *** ********+*** products.

******* ** *** *** *** ****!!!!!!

***** ****** ****** * ***** *********, ****** **** **** "******** ********* *** **** ** ******** ***-**** ******* ** *********** ***** ************ ******* ********. *** **** ********* ** ******* the ********** ********** ** *** ** **** ****, ********* *** work *** **** *** **** ***** ** *** ***** ** video ******** *********** *********."

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