Axis, Sony, Cisco, 11 More Sued

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Mar 13, 2013

Patent lawsuits continue to gain momentum throughout the world and in the surveillance industry. Though most of its suits were dismissed last fall, Puerto Rico-based Canatelo, LCC is back in court again suing more than a dozen surveillance manufacturers for patent infringement. Here's a look at who Canatelo really is, what their new suits are about and an update on the ones still in court. 

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Comments (2)

Sounds like just another case of patent trolling...

Our patent system is sooo broken. It needs to die in a fire.

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