Avigilon / Canon New Lawsuits, No Settlement

By: Brian Karas, Published on Oct 11, 2017

In July, Canon sued Avigilon, a notably rare move amongst major players in the industry, including Canon's subsidiaries Axis and Milestone.

At the end of July, Canon notified the court that they were in settlement discussions. It looked, at that point, that this would be the quick end of this conflict.

However, no settlement was reached and now new lawsuits have been filed between the two companies as they angle for advantages in this ongoing dispute. Inside this note, we review these new lawsuits and how this impacts the dispute.

 

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** ******* *** ****, *** following ***** ******* ******* ** the ***** / ******** dispute ********:

** ******* **** ** these *******, *** ***** potential ****** *****.

Canon ******** **** *********

***** ** *********** ** Avigilon's ************* ******, **** dismissal was **********, *** **** shortly ***** ******** ********* they ******** ** **** a ****** ** **** the **** ** * Massachusetts *****:

********'* **** ********** ** the ** *** ** Massachusetts (**********/******) *** ***** (Dallas). ** ** ********** to ****** **** ******** felt *** ************* ****** would ** **** ****** to **** ** ***** favor, ***** **** **** chose **** ***** *** their ******** ******.

** ********** *** *** York ******* ****** ******** filed ***** ****** ** transfer, ***** *********** ******* Avigilon **** ******* ***** court ** ****** *** the ****.

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

********'* ****** *** *** primary ********. *****, ** asks *** ************* ***** to ******* ********'* ******** as *** ********** *****'* patents, *** ******, ** have ***** ***** ******* declared ** *******:

Canon ***** ******

*****'* *** *******, ***** in ******, **, *** effectively *** **** ****** and ******** ** ***** original ****** ** *** York. ** ****** ** Texas, ***** ******** ***** as ***** ******* ***** of ******** *** ***** US ********* ** ** less ****** **** ******** will ** **** ** move *** ******* ** Massachusetts. 

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***** *** *** ******* by ***** *** ********, these ********** *********** *** not **** ** * resolution ******* *** *** companies, *** ** **** point * ********* ********** seems ********.

Stakes **********

********'* ******* ** *** Massachusetts ***** ** ******* Canon's ******* ** ******* may ** **** ** a ******* **** ** Canon, ******** ***** ***** ****** portfolio ** * ***** of *****. ** ******** ******** to *** ***** *** patent ************ ****** *********, Canon *** ******* ** similarly ****** ** **** Avigilon ******* ******** *******.

********'* ******* **** ******* gone ************, *** **** companies ********** ** ******** it ***** ** **** cost ********* ** ***** to * ***-**** ********* deal, **** ***** *****, than ** ***** ***** in ***** ********** ** invalidate *******. *** ******* companies ** **********, *** risk/reward ***** ** * court ****** ** *** unfavorable ** ******** **** times, ************ **** * lifetime ** ******* **** will ***** ** ********** to ** **** **** typical ***** *****. 

*****, *******, ** *** a ***** *******, *** with *** ****** ** lawyers **** ****** ******* employ, * ***** ****** with ******** **** ******* may *** *** **** to *** ******* ***** costs. ** ***** ******* to *** ******** ******* related ** ********* ***********, it ***** ** * huge **** ** *** company, ************ **** ********'* CEO *** ********** ******* they *** ****** ****** license ******* ** ******** to *** *******.

Comments (25)

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****'* *****!

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*** ***, *** *********** to *** $** ******* after ******* ** **** and ** **** *** quite * ***** ** business...

*** ***, *** *********** to *** $** ******* after ******* ** **** and ** **** *** quite * ***** ** business...

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* ***** *** ******** called **** * *** years ***, **** **** to **** ******** *** take **** *** ;)

****, *** *** *** credit *** ********** *** headline **:

*** *** *** *** Happy ******** ****** *** Troll?

****'* *** ****** *** Avigilon?  ***** ***** ********* shut **** *** ** patent ********* *** ** ******** were ** "***" **** would ******** ****?  $* per ********* ******* **** sells?  *** ***** **** anyone ******** *** *** Axis ********* ***-***?  *** upside *** ******** *** a *** ***** ***** but *** ******** ** an *********** ****** ********* seems *******.

***, *** ****... *** out ** *** *** and ********... ***** **** trying ** **** *********** revenue **** **** ****** *********... **** your ********'* *******. ** patent *** ******* ********** and ***** ** ********.  

*** ***** ***** **** Object ***** *** ****** patented ******* ** **** known ******. *** *** Avigilon ****** *** ** patents ***, ***** *** fact **** **'* **** cheaper ** **** * license ********* **** ** try ** ********** * patent ** * *****.

**'* **** ******* ** sign * ******* ********* then ** *** ** invalidate * ****** ** a *****.

* ***** **** ** generally *** ****, ********** since ********** ** * significant ** ***** **** with ** ******* *********** of *******.

*******, **** ** ****** not *** **** *** Canon / **** / Milestone, **** **** *******. I ***** ***** ** will ** ******* *** not **** *** ****** first.

** **'* *** ****** versus ******* *** *** file ** ************ ****** with *** ***** *** they **** **** *** who ***** *** ******.**** the ****** ** ** a **** ******** ******** to *** * ****** fight. * *** **** quite ************ ** ****. 

** ******** ** **** IP ******* **** ****/***** hold **** **** *** counter-sue ******** ****, ** need **?  **** ********** I've **** ****/***** **** did ****** *** ** camera ** ** *** know *****.  ** **** hold ******* ** *** technology ******?

** ****** *** *** patents **** ***** ** claiming ************ ** ** our ******* ********: ***** **** ********. **** *** *** for **** *********:

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  • ** ****** **. *,***,***, ****** “******* *******” - ***** ****

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***** ****** *** * HUGE ********* ** ******* (67,970). * *** * search ** "*****" *** "Video", ***** *** **** patents. *** ********** ********* has **** ** *******.  

******'* **** ** *** opening ***** ** * disruptive **** ** *** entire ****** ********. ** canon *** ***** *******, together **** *** *********** of **** *** *********. These ***** *** **** part ** ***** (***** 31B) **** * ****** plan ** ***** **** Avigilon (***** *.**) **** go ***** *** *** camera *** *** ****** manufacturers ***** ****?

****, ***** ***** ** value ** **** ******* to ****** * ****** knowledgeable ***** ****** ********** and ******** *** ******* a ***** **: (*) the ****** ** *** 4 ***** ******* *** claims ******* ********, (**) What's *** **** ****? licensing ** ********** ** past *******, ** ******** them **** (***) *** are *** ********* ********* (is *** **** *******?) that ***** **** ***** to **** ** ***** and ***** ******** ********...   

***** ***** *** **** part ** ***** (***** 31B) **** * ****** plan ** ***** **** Avigilon (***** *.**) **** go ***** *** *** camera *** *** ****** manufacturers ***** ****?

** ******* **** ** just * ******** ** Avigilon *** **** ***** will *** ****** *** other ***** ************ ************ that **** *** ***** attempt ** ****** ****** licensing **** *****. *** reasoning behind **** ** **** Canon, **** *** ********* have ** ***** ****** ** trying ** **** ***** by ****** ********* **** competitors *** **** ******** has * ****** ******** track ****** ** ***** so.

*** ********* ****** **** is **** *****, **** and ********* **** ** track ****** ** ****** to **** ***** ** patent ********* **** ***********...

*** ** **** * dead *****, *** **** Canon ***** ****** ** counter-sued ** *** ** the ***** *******; ****, Techwin, ********* *** *********, inhibiting ***** ********** ** well.

***** *** *** **** nor ********** *** ***** surveillance ******* ****** ********. Even ** **** ****** about ***** ****** ** sue ***** ******* *** true, ***** *** ****** smaller ******* **** **** could go ***** ** **** wanted **. ***** **** have ***, **** ********* your *****. *** ** on, **** **** **** horse.

...***** *** ****** ******* players **** **** ***** go ***** ** **** wanted **. ***** **** have ***, **** ********* your *****.

******* ******* **** **** meat ** *** **** in ***** ** **** awards *** ****** *****, therefore **** *** **** desirable ** * ******* of ****** ****.

**** ****** *** ***** abstention ** ********, **** won’t ******* **** *****’* yet.  

******** *** ****** ************* - **'* ****** *********** *********.

******** *********** * ******* ******* ** which *** ******** ****** with **** **** *** trying ** *** ****.

 

**.  *** **’* *** much ** * ****** either.  ****** ***** *** not ******* ** ***** litigation ******* **** ***’* have * “***** ******”.

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"*** ***** ****** **** would **** ****** *******."

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****** #*:  ***** ***** VMS ******** *** ******* ********* *******?

******.

#*, **** *******.

*** *****: ***** *** only **** * ***** surveillance ************ - ********. Avigilon *** ********** ****** every ***** ************ ************. No ***** ************ *** reported ***** ********** ** approach ** *****. 

**** *** *** ********** theories:

  • ****: ***** ** ********** Avigilon's ***** *******.
  • #*: ***** ***** ** get ***** **** ******** but ** *** ****** of ***** ******* *** too *********** ** ******* ones **** ******** ** the **** *** **** find **********. ****, **** Avigilon *** ****** ********* **** after ***** *** ****** infringement ***** ** * total *********** *** ********** to *****'* ******** ** sue ********.

*****'* ***** *** **** *** **** free ** ***** **** you ****.

 

**** *** *** ********** theories.

***** *******. ****’** *** ** contention.

**** ********* ** *** disagree **** *******:

***** ** ***** ******* **********’* ***** *******.

***** ***** *** *** Avigilon ** ******** *** not ****** ****** ******* Canon.

***** ***** ** **** of ***** ****** *** could **** *********** ******* claims.

***** ***** *** *** minor *******, ** ** not ***** ***** ****, nor ***** ******* ***** IP ** *** ****** for.

 

** *** **** *** entire ***** ********* ** ****** ******* Avigilon, *** ***** ** hard-pressed ** **** *** other *** ******** *** couldn't **** ** **** by ***** ***** *** exact **** ************ ******.

* ***** ** ** clear **** **** **** surmises ***** ** ****:

"** ******* **** ** just * ******** ** Avigilon *** **** ***** will *** ****** *** other ***** ************ ************ that **** *** ***** attempt ** ****** ****** licensing **** *****."

 

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