Milestone Sues Hawk

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jul 18, 2014

Last year, an inventor / troll said they were going to sue end users for violating a patent they have on video surveillance technology.

Now, they have fulfilled their promise with 28 lawsuits this year. However, Milestone Systems has struck back, suing Hawk.

In this note, we examine what is happening.

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