Axis / Avigilon Legal Battle Rises

By: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 09, 2018

In what is shaping up to be high-powered, will-not-back-down battle, Axis and Avigilon are squaring off in multiple legal contests.

In 2017, IPVM broke the news that Canon / Axis sued Avigilon for patent infringement. Since then, Avigilon was acquired by Motorola. However, the legal issues have not subsided.

In the past year, and specifically in the past month, Avigilon has sued Axis, Axis has moved to invalidate a 4th Avigilon patent and the battle is rising. Inside this note, we examine the legal matters, the parent companies (Canon and Motorola), what Axis is attempting to invalidate and who has most to lose.

** **** ** ******* up ** ** ****-*******, ****-***-****-**** battle, **** *** ******** are ******** *** ** multiple ***** ********.

** ****, **** ***** the **** ********* / **** **** Avigilon *** ****** ************. ***** ****,******** *** ******** ** Motorola. *******, *** ***** issues **** *** ********.

** *** **** ****, and ************ ** *** past *****, ******** *** sued ****, **** *** moved ** ********** * 4th ******** ****** *** *** battle ** ******. ****** this ****, ** ******* the ***** *******, *** parent ********* (***** *** Motorola), **** **** ** attempting ** ********** *** who *** **** ** lose.

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Executive ******* - ******* **** ******* ****

******** *** * ******* of ***** ******* ** a ********* *** ********* weapon (******** **** ** *** did *********). **** ** ******** against ****, **** **** their ***** *****'* ******* as **** ** ***** means ** ********** ********'*. Avigilon, ****** **** ******* down, *** **** **** for ********* ** *** related ** *** ** the ******* **** **** is ********** ** **********.

************, **** ** ********** with** *** ********* ** petitioner*** **** ** ****** owner (****: ******* ********* version ****** **). ********, by **********, ** ********** ***** ********* ** ************** ********* ** * ****** owner.

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  • *******- ***** ******** **** ********* system *** ******, ******** date ****-**-** (**** ***********)
  • *******- ***** ********, ******** date ****-**-** (**** ***********)
  • ******* - ***** ********, ******** date ****-**-** (**** ***********)

***** ** ***** *******, with *** ********, ************ *****: 

*** * *********** ******* are **** ** ***** analytics *** ***** ** quite *********** ** ********'* patent ********* *** ********* agreements **** ******* *********. The ******** **** *** is **** ******* ** it ******* ** *********** camera *************.

** ** *******, ******* *** ******** ******* Avigilon's US8508607B2 (*** *** ******), ****** ** ** "************":

********, **** ****** *** Patent Office ********* ********** **** aspects ** *** *** patent *** ******* ******** Patent, ***, **** ******* enough **** **** ****** a "****** ****** *********":

**** **** ***** **** during ** ****** ****** during *** ******* ****** for *** ******, *** ****** Trial *** ****** ***** (PTAB) ********* **** ******* of *** *** ****** were ********** **** ** other ******* ** *** evidenced ** *** **** art ***** ****.

Avigilon *** ******* ******* ****

** ***** **, **** ******* complaint ****** ******* ****, Avigilon****** ****, ** ******** the *****-********* ***, ******** an *** *** *** companies *** ********. 

*******, ********'* ******* *** heavily ******** ** **** were******* ********** ** *** publicly******** ************ ***********. ***********, Avigilon ***** ***** *** closely ******* **** ** to *** *** ** the '*** ******:

******** ** ********** *** IPR ** ***** ** district *****, ** *** excerpts ***** *******:

********, ******** ** ******* damages, ****** *** ****** is *** *********:

Canon / **** ******* ********* 

** *** ***** ** that ******* *** *** multiple *** *******, *** original ***** ******* ** Avigilon *********. ***** ********* to ****** **** ******** is ********* *** ******* with ******** ***** ********** that *****'* ******* *** invalid. *** *******,**** ***** (****** ****), Avigilon ********* *** **** recent ******** ******* *** ****:

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

Motorola ***********

******** *** ***** ******** since ***** ****, ** it ** ***** **** Motorola ** ********** **** ongoing ***** ****** **** Canon / ****. ********, with * ~$** ******* market *********, *** *** be ** ***** ** Canon, *** ** ***** quite ***** ******. ******, Motorola ** *** ****** of ***** ***********, *** example,******** *** ****** ********** against ******* ************ ******(*** ** *** ********* like ***** *** ********* being ****** ** *** US ****).

More ** **** - ********

***** ******** *** **** aggressively **** ******* *** revenue ********** *** ********* competitive ********, **** *** reviews ********* *** ***, Avigilon ***** **** ************* if ***** **** ******* are ***********. ** ********, Axis / ***** **** not **** ******* ** that *** *** *** engaging **** ***********. *******, Axis ***** ***** **** since ******** ** ******* showing ** ** ******* to ***** ****, ****** by ***** *** ***** Motorola.

Poll / ****

Comments (18)

*** **** **** ******* here *** *** *******.  They **** **** ******** off *** ****** ** ongoing ****** ******.  * am ********** ** *** how **** ***** *** though, * **** *****/**** holds * ********** ****** of ** ***** *** Camera *******, ** **** be *********** ** *** how **** ** ***** come *** ** *** next ****** ** ******.

* **** *****/**** ***** a ********** ****** ** IP ***** *** ****** Patents, ** **** ** interesting ** *** *** many ** ***** **** out ** *** **** couple ** ******.

**** ** *** **** ** 'come ***'? ******* *** public ******, *.*.,****** ****** ****** ******* for '**** **************'.

********, **** ***** **** out **** ***** ****** violations.  ***** ********* *********, etc.  ***** *** *** making **** *****.

**** **** *** **** a ***** ****** ** proactively targeting *********** *** ****** violation, *** ******** ** Avigilon. *** *******,****** **** *** ******* (to ********** *******) *** **** *** ************ against ********* *** ***** targeted ****.

********** ********, ****!

**** *****'* **** **** patents ** *** (********** news *********) *** ****** technology - ***** ** no *** **** ******** extends **** ****** **** quick **** ** ***********. Canon *** * *** chest **** ***** **** the ****** ******** ***** in **** - * don't ******* **** ******** OR ***** ****** *** the ******** / ***** / *********** ** ******** to ***** *** *** counter-attacks ** *****. **** too **** ** **** and **** **** ** detente **** ***** ******* the *******. **** ****, I ** ***** **** some **** ** ************ protection **** ****-*** ****** be **********. ** *** a ***** - ** the ****** **** ** the **** - ******* compensation ** "*******" *** not "******".  * ******* some ********* **** ****** for ******, ****-*** ** technology *** ************ ** needed. ******* **** *** of *** ****** *** regulated (**********) ****** *** innovation *** ********** *** market ** ******* ********** and ******** *** *****. Ownership ** ***** ** a **** ******* ** enforce ***, ** ****, difficult ** ******. 

 

* **** **** **** can ** ******* *** done ******* * *********, protracted ***** ****** ***** will ****** ********** *** ensure ******** ** **** movement ** *****. 

** - ***** *** the ******. **** **** random ********.

 

* ***'* ******* **** Avigilon ** ***** ****** has *** ******** / depth / *********** ** patience ** ***** *** the *******-******* ** *****. This *** **** ** away *** **** **** of ******* **** ***** between *** *******.

**, **** ********* ** was ******** ***** **** just * *** ***** ago *** *** ******* NDA *********. **** ***** Avigilon (**** *** ******* permission ** ***** ***** Motorola) ***** ** ******** to *****. **** ** especially ***** ** **** such *** ********** ** not **** ** * threat *** * ******* that **** ** **** / *****. ***** ** might ***** * ******* individual, ** ** **** to ******* **** ****-************ **** be *********** ** ****.

***** ****** **** ***** Motorola (********'* *** *****) isn't ** *** **** scale ** ****** ****** as *****, **** ** have *,**** ** ******* even ******* ******* **,***+ patents *** ** ****** with *** ****** ******** Mobility ********. ****, **** have * ******* ** aggressively ********* ***** ******* in ***** (***: ****** most ********), *** **** a ********** ********* ******** of ***** *** ....

*** ***** **-****** **** had * ****** ****** for "** *** ****". In *** **** *** as *** ***** ***** tariff's *** ************ ******** - *** ****** *** will **** ** ****** as **** ********* **** be ******* ** * greater ** ****** ******.

*** ******* *** *** only ******* - **** encourage ************* *** ********** to **** ***** ******* without ** ***** ** integrity.

**'* ** *********** ****** ground *** *** ************ clearly ***** **** **** their *****. *'* ** the ******* **** ***** will ***** ** *** end *** ******** **** be ******** *******, ********** the *** ** ******** on *** ********* *******. the ******** ****** ** sue at * **** ** hat, rather **** ****** **** be ********'* *******.

*** ***** ** **** under-estimated ****** ***** *********. They ********* **** **** the ********* *** **** acquisitions *** **** ******* done ** ***** ** taking ** ********. **** is a ****** **** *** not afford ** **** (** *** cost) ** **** ***'*.

******** *** **** ********** the ****** ** **** are *** ** *** party *** ***** *** by ******** - *** now. *** **** * ******** nose, **'** *** * decapitation ** *** ******** senior ********** **** ** Motorola *** ** ***** with *** ******* **** it *** ***** **. Greg ***** *** **** the *********** ** ****** Avigilon, ** *** ***** of ********** **** ********* would ** ****** *** a ********* *********** (****** from *********) - ****** *** understanding **** ***** *** already ********** **** *** are *** ****** ****** and ******** ** **** to *** *********.

** *** *** *********** of **** **. ********, but **** ** **** a ******* *** *** Canon **. ******** *********. Strangely, ** ******** **** suggested **** **** *** Hikvision ** ***** ****** and ********* - **** have, ********, ******** ** a **** ******* ********** and ***** **** **** only **** ********* ** the **** ****.

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

*** ******** ****** ** sue ** * **** of ***, ****** **** engage **** ** ********'* undoing.

***! ******** ** ******** ;) *** *** ****** them ** *******'* *****-****** ********* to *** *****.

**** ***** [******** ********* CEO] *** **** *** opportunity ** ****** ********, on *** ***** ** challenges **** ********* ***** be ******

** ******** **** / guessed **** ********* ***** be ****** *** ** government *** **** * months ***** **** ******** Avigilon? ** **, ***** like ** **** * smart **** *****. ** all ***********, ***** *** Hikvision's '**********' *** **** favorable ** **** *** Avigilon, **?

***** ****** - **** right!**** ******* **** *** US *** ***** *******?

* *** ******* ** the ** ********* ** your **-******.

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

*** ********** *****, ********** be ********** ** **** and ********. **'* ***** short-sightedness **** **** ****** the *********. ** *** watch ***** ******, ***'** know **** *** ***** racing **** ***** ******** slow **** ***** **** - *** ****'* ******* what **** ****** **** - **** ** **** case, *** **** **** result ** *** ** participants ******** ***.

****** **** *** * decent, ** **********, *** for *****, ********'* ***** into ** ***** **** be ***** ** ********** as *** **** *** Iridium ***********'*. ********* *** naysayers **** **** ** defend ******** *** **** any *********** ** **** talk *** - *** the ***** ** ***** a ********* ****** ******* Canon *** ******** - where **** **** ** damaged *** *** **** be ******* - *** history ***** ** **** clearly *** **** **** be.

**** ** **** **** that * ***** ******* Motorola's ****** ********** ****** has ** ***** **** sales ** *** ****, albeit **** ******* *******. Factor ** **** ***** now ***** ** ***** tariffs ** **** ********* market ***** ** **** to **** *** ***** is * ***** *** dynamic **** **** *** favour ********.

 

 

 

 

********'* ********* ******** ****** *** Dahua/Hikvision ******.

**********: ** ******* ******* said ***** **** ** **** for **** ** * patent *****. **** ** wrong. ***** *** ****. The ***** *** ***** 'Axis' ** '**** **************' for *** ****** ****.

***** ****** ** ******* poll *** *** ** you **** ** ***...

****** ****** ******** ***** ever ***** ** *** as ******, *****, ***** ** otherwise ******* * ****** solution *** **** ***** own ***** *** ***- *** ***** ****** ever ******* **** * US ********* ***** ***** ever ***** ** ***....** produce *** (*****) "**** ********* rip ***".

**** *****'...….

******** ********* ** * ********* company **** ******** ********.

**** ** ***** ******* expire? ***** **** **'** have * ****** ** successful ***** ********* **********.

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