Axis / Avigilon Patent Litigation Ends With 3 Invalidated Patents

By Joey Walter, Published Sep 09, 2020, 10:12am EDT

The multi-year, multi-district patent litigation between Canon and Axis against Avigilon is ended, with 3 Avigilon video analytics patents being invalidated in the process.

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In this report, we examine:

  • Legal Battle (2017-2020)
  • Axis and Avigilon Comments
  • Axis' Litigation Spending
  • 3 Invalidated Patents
  • Other Cases – Dismissed, Settled, Appealed
  • Patent License Program
  • Business Impact

Executive *******

**** *****'* *******, **** aggressively ********* ********'* ****** licensing ******* *** *** the ******** ** ************ actions. ******** **** *** appeals ** **** * ObjectVideo ******* *********** ** video *********. *** ********* have *** **** ** an ********* ****** *** litigation.

Legal ****** (****-****)

***** ***** **** ******** in ****, ******** ************ ** five ** ***** ******* ('451, '***, '***, '***, '630). *** **** **** was ******* ** *** York *** *****, *** another ***** ** *************. These **** **** ****** infringement ***** *** *****, which****** ********* ** ******* each ******* ********* ***** *'*************' ******** **** ***** 'operational *********' ** ****** management.

**** ********** *** ******* by ********'* ****** ********* program, ** ******** **** IPVM ** **** **** "***** *** ***** ********** companies ***** ******* **** participating ** *** *******". ******** ***** ~$*** million ********* ****** ******** including$** ******* *** ****** Video's** **** **$**+ ******* *** * variety ** ***** ******** patents. ******** ********* ** suing **** *** ********* an *** ******* ** one ** *** *** petitions ******* *** *** companies.

*** ***** ****** ****** with **** ****** ** invalidate * ******** ******* over *** **** *** years, **** **** **** to **** ****. ** these, * **** ***********, 1 ** *** *********** patents ** ***** ***** appealed, *** *** ***** patent ****** *** ****** in **** ****.

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Axis *** ******** ********

**** **** **** *** parent *********, ***** *** Motorola, **** ****** ** dismiss *** *****, ******:

***** *** ******** **** to ** ********* ********* this **** *** ***** are *********. **** **** is **** ******* *** patents *** ** ** important, *** ***, ** order ** ******** **** innovations *** ***********.

******** ******** ** ******* on *** ********** *** did ******* ** *** Avigilon ****** ********* ******* that **** ******* *********, which ** ******* ***** in *** ****.

Axis' ********** ********

****, *** ***** *****, spent ** **** ********* $1+ ******* *** ** the ***** ** *** cases ***** ******* *** two *******, ****. ***** cases ******** ******** ******* and **** ***** ** numerous *************, **** * years. ** **** ** aggressive ******** ** ********** the *** ******** *** appealing ***** **** **** denied **********.

Invalidated ******* ('***, '***, '***)

********'* ******** *******, * ***** ******** rule ********* ******, *** invalidated ** **** *, **** ***** written **************:

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*** ******** ********** ***** ******** *** determined ************ ** ********* *, **** ************** ***** ****** ********'* request *** *********:IPVM Image

**** ********** ******* ****'******* ******* ****** '***, ** ***** ************* **** *** ***** tripwire *** ******** ** a******** *, **** ********:

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Other ***** – *********, *******, ********

** **** **** ** its *********, ***** ******* cases **** *** **** settled, ******* ****** **********.

Patent ******* *******

******** ** ** ****** marketing*** ****** ********* ******* on *** *******, **** ******** ************* the ***** ** ** longer *********** ******** *********:

***** ***** ******** ** Motorola *********, ********'* ****** licensing ******* ** ********** to ******* *** ***-******** agreements *** **** ** evaluating *** ********** ** a ****-**-**** ***** ****** forward.

******** ********** ******** *** licensing ******* ** * major ****** ******* ******. In ****, ********'* ** of ********* ***** **************** *** *******:

*** ******* ******* ***** fundamental ******* ********* ** industry ************, ********* **** with ******* ******* ** operate. ** ********* *** interested ********* ** **** the ******* ******* ** taking ********* ** *** Early ******* ****.

Business ******

***** **** ** * loss *** ********, ** expect **** ** ** immaterial ** ********. ********'* founder / ******** *** pursued *** ****** ********* strategy **** ********'* ***** was ********* (****** ** the *** ** **** after *** ***** ******* 70%). *** **** ******** owns ********, ******** *** shown ** ** ******* on ******* ******** *** patent ********* *** ******** never ****** *** ****** licensing **** **** **** acquired ******** **** ****.

**** ** * *** for ****, ****** ** a ***-******* *******. ** the ***** ****, ***** their ******* ****** **** size, ** ** * reasonable ********** *** *** potential ****** ********* **** they ***** **** ********* been ****** ** ***.

**** *******, **** ** a *** *** ***** companies **** ******* **** Axis' *******.

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* ****** ***** ** comment **** *** ******** post ***** ***** ***:

*** ****** ***** ****** to *******, “***** **** we **** **** ***** house ***** ****** ********* season!”

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****** ******* ** ***** votes!

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**** *** *** ***** fries ****** ********* ** Avigilon ***** ******* *** program? **** ********* ***** appear ** **** ***** recourse.

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* ***'* **** * list ** ********* ***** now *** * ******** quite * *** ** notable ********* **** ** it. **** **** * **** press ******* ***** *********** ** *** ** licensing. ***, **********, *****, Avigilon, *** ** ******* are *** ***** ** Motorola.

*** ******* *** ********* is **** **** ** the ******* ** *** portfolio *** ***** *****. How **** ***** *** 'worth' *** **** ******* could ** *******, * don't ****.

***, **** ** ****,** / ******** ********* revenue:

** *** **** *.** years (**** - ** 2014), ****** ***** ****** licensing ******** ********* ~$** million ***** ******* ****:

  • $*.* ******* **** *******
  • $*.* ******* **** *******
  • $*.* ******* **-** **** revenue

**** **** *** ***** then ** ** **** where ** *** ********. Plus **** ** **** analytics *** ********* ***** since **** *** **** of ***** ******* *** getting ***** *** ** this ***** (*.*., **** ~2000).

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* ***'* **** * list ** ********* ***** now *** * ******** quite * *** ** notable ********* **** ** it.

**** ** ** ** December ****.

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** *** **** ****** attention ** **** ***** but ****** ***** ** hear **** ******** **** spanked *** ********.

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