Axis has beaten one of the biggest and most powerful patent trolls, landing an important victory for the surveillance industry. Two years ago, Walker Digital filed suits against Axis and other security manufacturers. Now, the key 1998 patent that provided the foundation for the suit has been overturned by the US government, according to the decision obtained by IPVM and the case has been dismissed.
This helps all manufacturers (and by extension integrators and users) as entities like Digital Walker seek to extract licenses across industries for fundamental functions.
Moreover, unrelated to this case, but absolutely related to these lawsuit campaigns, the US White House just launched a series of initiatives to crack down on patent trolls that we believe can further help in the fight against unscrupulous entities attacking the surveillance industry.