Milestone / OnSSI OEM Agreement Analyzed and Legal Move

By: John Honovich, Published on May 17, 2016

OnSSI has withdrawn its lawsuit from US courts, but the fight is far from done.

In this note, we examine what is happening, digging into the 2009 Milestone / ONSSI OEM agreement and how that impacts the market.

***** *** ********* *** lawsuit**** ** ******, *** *** ***** is *** **** ****.

** **** ****, ** examine **** ** *********, digging **** *** **** Milestone / ***** *** agreement *** *** **** impacts *** ******.

[***************]

US ** *******

***** ** ***** ****** suit ** ** *****, an *********** **** ******* existed ** ******* ** the ****** (*** ****** *********** ******).

***** ********* ** ****:

“***** **** ******* ** move *** ****** ** Denmark *** ********* ******** its ** ****** *********** and ******* *********.***** ******* *** ***** to **-**** ***** ****** in *** ** ****** it ****** ********* ** do **”. 

*** ********* ****** ** their ******** ** ***** in ** *****, **** OnSSI *** ***** ********* Inc. (*** ** **********) but **** *** ******** with ********* *** *** Milestone */* (*** ****** parent *******).

OEM *********

******* ********** ******** *** agreement******* ********* *** ***** was *********, ** **** of*********'* ********.

***** **** ****** **** redacted, ** *** **** clear * ******** ********:

  • ****** ***** ***** **** to **** ** ****** notice ** ********* *** agreement.
  • ***** *** *** ******* to ******* ** ****** any ***** ****, ** shown ** *** ******* below:

Notice **** ***** **** *, ****

* **** ****** ***** publicly ********* ********* ******, a ********* *** / NVR, **** ********* * notice ** ********* *** OEM ********* **** *********. This **** *****, ** light ** ******* *.* above, ***** ********** ***** from ********** ** ********* their ***** ******** ***.

15 ****** ** ******* *, ****

*** ** ****** ***** **** 1st ** ******* *, 2015, ***** *** *** final **** **** ***** sold ********* ********. **** was *********** ** ********* **** **** *** ***** notice******** ** ******* *** end ***** ***** *** month ******, ***** ********* lots ** *********.

Who ***** **?

***** *** **** **** dispute ***** *** ****** the '*******'. ********* *** said **** ***** ***, and ***** ***** *********, this ***** ** ** correct. ** *** ***** hand, ***** *** ********* forced ** ********* ** if **** **** ****** to ***** ***** *** ***.

Dispute ******* - ******** ****** *** *****

*** ************ **** *****, the ******* ****** ***** remain. ***** ****** **** Milestone **** ***** $* million *** **** ***** is ******* **** *** software ******* *** ******** Milestone ******* ***** *******. Equally ***********, **** ****** significant ****** ** ***** who *** **************** *************** ** *** switchover *******.

** *** **** ****, Denmark *********** ** ****** to ***** * ********** faster **** * **** drawn *** ** ***** case. ** **** ****** as *** **** ********.

Comments (3)

Milestone A/S is an European company. According to EU-laws I am really wondering how a term in a contract could be legal preventing other competitors from making business with ONSII ?

1, that's an interesting point. We do not know enough about EU law to offer a meaningful comment.

All this over a space bar...

Login to read this IPVM report.

Related Reports

UK ICO Approves Unconsented Facial Recognition At Security Conferences on Feb 05, 2020
The UK's data protection agency has declined IPVM's GDPR complaint against...
Hikvision Admits Sanctions Harming Its Financial Performance on Mar 27, 2020
While Hikvision initially downplayed being sanctioned for human rights...
IPVM Rejects Feevr's Improper Threats And Demands on May 04, 2020
IPVM categorically rejects Feevr's improper threats and demands submitted...
"ONVIF Has Chosen Not To Enforce Their Copyright." on Mar 11, 2020
ONVIF has taken a bold and highly unconventional approach, telling IPVM,...
JCI Sues Genetec For Patent Infringement on Jul 13, 2020
Surprisingly, security giant JCI has sued their partner, security software...
Wrong Dahua Australia Medical Device Approved on Jul 20, 2020
Dahua's body temperature system is now in Australia's medical device...
White House Proposes Blacklist of Dahua, Hikvision Users on Feb 04, 2020
The White House is proposing to blacklist Hikvision and Dahua users from...
Genetec Drops Support for Dahua and Hikvision on Jun 01, 2020
Genetec has dropped support for Dahua and Hikvision, citing US blacklisting...
Dahua CEO Is Out on Feb 28, 2020
Dahua CEO Li Ke has resigned less than 3 years after he was brought in from...
Ban Rules Released: Use Dahua or Hikvision, No US Government Contracts on Jul 13, 2020
The US government has released the rules implementing the "Prohibition on...
Hanwha Removes ISC West Coronavirus Waiver on Mar 02, 2020
Hanwha Techwin has removed a waiver that would have put any liability for...
Hikvision CEO And Vice-Chair Receive Warning, Government Investigation Concluded on Mar 16, 2020
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has concluded their...
Wyze Fails To Deliver Own On-Board Analytics, Launches Novel Name Your Own Price Service on Jul 24, 2020
While Wyze failed to deliver their own onboard analytics to replace the...
Hikvision Admits Minority Recognition, Now Claims Canceled on Jul 23, 2020
For the first time, Hikvision has directly addressed its minority recognition...
Milestone CEO Resigns on Mar 11, 2020
Milestone's CEO has resigned, after 17 years on the job but there is no...

Recent Reports

Huawei HiSilicon Shortage Impacts Surveillance Manufacturers on Aug 14, 2020
Huawei acknowledged problems and challenges for its HiSilicon chip business,...
Final Rule Does Not Expand Hikvision Dahua Blacklist on Aug 14, 2020
The final White House rule (200.216) has been added and contrary to the...
Taiwan Lilin NDAA Compliant Cameras Tested on Aug 13, 2020
Taiwan-based manufacturer Lilin is taking direct aim at Dahua and Hikvision...
White House Expands Dahua Hikvision Blacklist To Federal Funding [Final Rule Reverses] on Aug 13, 2020
The White House is expanding the NDAA to blacklist anyone who "uses" banned...
Actual Coronavirus Testing Options Examined on Aug 13, 2020
Fever cameras have emerged as an indirect and flawed way to test for...
Video Analytics Online Show September 2020 Opened - Axis, Avigilon, Bosch, BriefCam, Genetec, Milestone + 30 More on Aug 12, 2020
IPVM's sixth online show will feature 35+ Video Analytics companies...
The German Company Powering Many China Temperature Tablets (Heimann) on Aug 12, 2020
Many fever tablet suppliers market German-made Heimann thermal sensors while...
Salesforce Drops Dahua and Hikvision on Aug 12, 2020
Salesforce has dropped Dahua and Hikvision as customers, forcing the two mega...
Access Control Course Fall 2020 - Register Now on Aug 12, 2020
IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry....
Genetec CEO Declares "We Don't Negotiate Payment With Patent Trolls" on Aug 11, 2020
Are patent trolls like terrorists? Genetec's CEO is coming out strongly...
Hanwha AI Analytics Camera Tested on Aug 11, 2020
Hanwha has released their Wisenet P AI camera, adding person and vehicle...
Alabama Schools Million Dollar Hikvision Fever Camera Deal on Aug 11, 2020
The Baldwin County, Alabama public schools purchased a $1 million, 144-camera...
Dahua Taunts Australian Government, Continues To Sell Illegal Fever Cameras on Aug 10, 2020
Dahua is effectively taunting the Australian government by continuing to sell...
HID Releases VertX Replacement Aero on Aug 10, 2020
HID is replacing two established and broadly supported types of access...
NDAA Compliant Video Surveillance Whitelist on Aug 10, 2020
This report aggregates video surveillance products that manufacturers have...