Axis Wins, Avigilon Tripwire Patent Annulled

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 06, 2019

For approaching a decade, the fundamental Object Video tripwire patent has been at the core of an industry debate over patenting and video analytic usage. Now, that patent (acquired by Avigilon a few years ago) has been annulled as Axis / Canon's petition to invalidate the tripwire patent has been granted.

Inside this note, we examine the overall legal battle between Avigilon and Axis, how this was annulled and what impact it has for the industry.

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