Axis / Avigilon Legal Battle Rises

Author: 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.

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********, ******** ** ******* *******, ****** *** ****** ** *** disclosed:

Canon / **** ******* *********

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

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

******** *** ***** ******** ***** ***** ****, ** ** ** clear **** ******** ** ********** **** ******* ***** ****** **** Canon / ****. ********, **** * ~$** ******* ****** *********, may *** ** ** ***** ** *****, *** ** ***** quite ***** ******. ******, ******** ** *** ****** ** ***** competitors, *** *******,******** *** ****** ********** ******* ******* ************ ******(*** ** *** ********* **** ***** *** ********* ***** ****** by *** ** ****).

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

***** ******** *** **** ************ **** ******* *** ******* ********** and ********* *********** ********, **** *** ******* ********* *** ***, Avigilon ***** **** ************* ** ***** **** ******* *** ***********. By ********, **** / ***** **** *** **** ******* ** that *** *** *** ******** **** ***********. *******, **** ***** still **** ***** ******** ** ******* ******* ** ** ******* to ***** ****, ****** ** ***** *** ***** ********.

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Comments (18)

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********'* ********* ******** ****** *** *****/********* ******.

**********: ** ******* ******* **** ***** **** ** **** *** Axis ** * ****** *****. **** ** *****. ***** *** none. *** ***** *** ***** '****' ** '**** **************' *** the ****** ****.

***** ****** ** ******* **** *** *** ** *** **** to ***...

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