Mysterious Patent Troll 'Secure Cam' Targets Industry, Sues Hanwha, Hikvison, JCI, Panasonic, More

By: Dan Gelinas, Published on Oct 11, 2018

A company named "Secure Cam," who is actively hiding their ownership, has acquired a slew of video patents and is systematically suing video surveillance manufacturers including Hanwha, Hikvison, JCI, Panasonic and more.

In this note we examine:

  • Who is Secure Cam
  • Who Sold the Patents to Secure Cam
  • What Patents are Allegedly Being Infringed
  • What Products are Accused
  • Likely Outcomes
  • Potential Problems for Defendants

* ******* ***** "****** Cam," *** ** ******** hiding ***** *********, *** acquired * **** ** video ******* *** ** systematically ***** ***** ************ manufacturers ********* ******, ********, JCI, ********* *** ****.

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  • *** **** *** ******* to ****** ***
  • **** ******* *** ********* Being *********
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Who ** ****** ***

****** *** ** * limited ********* *********** ************ in **** ** **** in *******. ******* ****** ** hiding ********** ****** ************. Partners ** * ******* LLC ** *** **** to **** ***** *********** (name, *******, ******* ****, etc.) ********** **** *** Secretary ** *****, *** only **** * ********** agent—a ******* ***** *** it ** ** ***** out ************ **** *** state *** ***** ** legal *** ***** ************** between *** *** ********** and *** **** ** the *****.

****** *** **** *** have * ******* *** any ***** ****** ****** information *** ******* ***********.

********, ***** ** ******* information ***** ****** *** ** *** executives ***** ** *** Wyoming ********* ** *****. **********, ******* **** did *** **** ** list *** ********** *********** information **** ****** **** forming ***** ***. * 2018 ****** ** *** *** ***** **** ********* *** did **** ** **** their **** *********** ** file **** ***** *********** agent, ** ********* ** the **** **** ******* below:

*******, **** ** ** far ** *** *** went. *** ********** *********** information ** **** **** the ********** ***** **** not **** ** ** shared **** ****** ****.

**** ********* **** ********** ********* ** ****************** ****** ***., *** ********** ***** that ******* *** ** Secure ***'* ********. *** state ** ******* **** us **** *** *** have **** *********** *** would **** ** ***** such *********** ** **** needed ** ***** ****** Cam. ********** ****** **** us **** ** ***** request *** *********** *** ********* letter, *** **** **** were *** ******** ** respond ** *** ***.

Attorneys *** ****** *** ******* *******

**** ***** ******* ***** via ***** *** ***** to ***** *****-***** *** Brandt *** ****, *** primary ******** *** *** plaintiff ** *** *** cases **** ****** **. However, ******** *** ***** have *** **** ********.

Update: ******* ** ******* ******* ** ************ **** ****** ***

**** ***** **** ************ Ventures *** ******* **** sold *** **** ******* involved ** *** ********** against ******, *********, ***, Facekey, *********, *** ***** Insight. ************ ******** ****** any ******* ** ************ with ********* ******* ** selling **** *** *******:

****** *** ******* ******* is * ******* **** of *** ******** *** in **** ** **** a ****** ** ******* to ****** *** ***. Secure *** ** ** independent *******, ** ** not * ********** ** Intellectual ********, *** ** do *** **** *** influence ** ******* **** what *** ****** ** with *** ******* **** acquire.

Acquired **** *******

****** *** *********** ******* ************* **** ********* *** typical ****** ******* ******** in **** ******** ** suing ***** ** ***'* own *******. ***** ** a **** ** ******* Secure *** *** ********, who *** ******** ***** was, *** **** *** original ******** **** **.

  • ***********: ******** ******** ********** Technology ***. ******** ******** date ****-**-**
  • ***********: ******** ******** ******* Inc. ******** ******** **** 1999-10-12
  • ***********: ******** ******** **** *********** Subsidiary *. ******** **** 1998-03-18
  • ***********: ******** ******** **** *********** Subsidiary *. *** ******** **** 1998-07-23
  • ***********: ******** ******** ****** *. Román. Priority **** ****-**-**
  • ***************: ******** ******** ******* ***. ******** date ****-**-**
  • ***************: ******** ********* ****** Roman, **** ******, ***** Richard, ******* ********, ***** Hoomani, ****** *********. ******** **** 1999-05-17
  • ***********: ******** ******** ******* ************ LLC. Priority **** ****-**-**
  • ***********: ******** ******** *** **** Deisgns ***. ******** **** ****-**-**
  • ***********: ******** ******** *** **** Designs ***. ******** **** 1998-07-23
  • ***********: ******** ******** *** Scan ******* ***. ******** **** 1998-07-23
  • ***********: ******** ******** ******** ******** LLC. Priority **** ****-**-**
  • ***********: ******** ******** *** **** Designs ***. ******** **** ****-**-**

**** ***** ** ******* strategy *** ** ******* to ******* **** ********* of ****** **** **** patents ** * ****** space ******* * ****** set ** *********.

What ******* *** ********* ***** *********

***** ***** ********** ****** ** the ***** **** ******* that ****** *** *** brought ******* ****** ********-******* companies, **** ** ***** have **** ******/*******/**********:

*** ********** **** ***** between ***** *** ******* of **** ** * coordinated ******. **** ****** in ***** ** * well-known ******** ********* *** details *** ******** *****. Every ********* ** ****** at *** ***********: ~* pages ****, **** ********* and ***********. *** ***** complaint, the ****** ************ ***** relies ** *********** ** ***********. **** **** ***** is **** *** ********* doesn't **** ** **** actually ********* **** *** patent ** ********:

*********, *** *** ********** offending ********* **** ** ** is ******* ** *** patented ********* ****** *** claims *** ***** *********.

********* ********* ****** ****** ******* ***. (GeoVision)**** ********* ********** ** four ** ****** ***'* patents. Both ** ***** ********** were *********** ********* ** Secure ***,******* ** */**/** ******* prejudice************ ** */**/**, **** prejudice. "**** *********" ***** that ****** *** ** giving ** *** ***** to **** **** **** complaint *****. ******* ********* means **** ******* *** right ** **** *** complaint *****, ******* ** another ************. *******, "**** prejudice" ***** *** ********* has *** * ********* outside **********. *** **** patents ******* *** ********* were ******* ** ********** are ****** *****:

*** **** ******* ******** similar ********* **** ***** the **** ******, * "method ** ************* ************ images ** * ******* camera." 

** ****, *** ******** for *** **** ******* is ******* *** ****:

******, ********* [**** ** longer *********], *** [**** ** longer *********], *** ***** ******* (*********)*** ********* ********** ** *** *** ******. ****** ****** ** * ****** *** enabling ******* ******* ** video:

***** ****** *** ***** ongoing *** ** ** still ******* ******* ** not *** ********** **** draw ** ***** ************ resources *** ******** ** fight ** ******* ****, like ******* *** *********, will ******. 

What ******** *** *******

*** ******* ********* ***** **** ** ** the *******'* ****** ******* systems **** *** ********:

****** *** **** ***** ********* ****** *********** ****** *** an *** ******:

****** ***** ***** ********** *** solution *******:

*** ********* ********* [**** no ****** *********] ****** *********'* 5200 *** ********:

***'* [**** ** ****** available] Victor ******* *** *** listed ** ***** *********:

***** ******* (*********) ***** *** *-*** ****** on *** ******* ****:

Likely ********

***** **** * ****** of ********** **** **** voluntarily ********* **** *********, it ** ****** **** the ******* ******* ******* outside ** ***** **** Secure ***, ** ** explained** **** ********** ** prejudicial *********:

***** **** ******, *********, JCI *** ***** ******* (Panasonic) **** ******** ********* resources **** ***** ** draw, **** *** *** settle ** *****, ******* players **** ****.

Potential ******** *** **********

** *** ****** *** company ** ******* *********** and ********, **** *** encourage **** ** ******** and ****** ***** ********.

*** *********** ******* ** simply *** ******* *** "Secure ***" **. *** company ***** ** * single ****** ** ****** by * ****-***********. *** this ***** *** ***** be * ******** *** manufacturers.

Comments (24)

**** ** ********. * cant ******* **** **** on ** *** *******.

* ***'* ****, ** doesn't **** **** * terrible *** ********** ** no *** *** ** know *** *** ****** are. * ***** ******* most ****** ***** ********* are **** ** *** firms **********. *** **** money ** ** **** for * ***** *** move **.

******** * **********.  ****** any ****** *******?

* *** *** **** thought **** * **** this *******. * ******* Avigilon *** *** **** kind ** *****.

******** *** **** '*** into **** **** ** thing'. *******, ********'* ******** is ********* **** '****** Cam'.

(*) ******** *** **** this ********, ***** ***** own ****.

(*) ******** *** *** sued ****** (** *** knowledge) **** *******.

******,******** *** * ******* of ***** ******* ********* to ****:

* ** **** **** was *** ***-********.  ******'* put ** **** *** company **** **** **** of ***** ******* ** play *****.  ******** ***** all *** **** **** can ***, *** ** would *** ** **** their ****** ******** ** better ***** *** *** the ******** ********.

******** *** *********, ****** that "******** ** *** ******* at *** ** **** company."

* ** *** *** any ****** ** ***** them ***** **'* ************ **** their ********, **** ****** denied ** *** *****'* no ******** ******** ** their ***********.

**** ******* ** ** the **** ****** ***** ago (****** **** - ********* transactions *** ***** *****) ***** **** *** had * ****** ** being **** ** ******** financial ************ (** ***** as **** ** *** 60s) *** **** * series ** ******* **** the *** ** ***** that ****.  *****, **** this **** ** ** widely ******** ******** ****** DSL, ***** *** ****, Katz ******* * ******* of ********* ***** **** purpose *** ** *** banks, ********* ********* *** other ********* ************, ***** and *****.  **** **** untold *******$ *** **** with *** ** ***** settlements.  * ****** **** a ****** ** *** smaller ********* *** *** what **** **** ***** squeezed *** ********* - unbelievable.  ** **** ** interesting ** *** *** these ********* ******* ** the *****.

**'* **** ** ****** anyone *** *** **** information ** *** ******** Secure *** *** *****/******* to **** ** * message ** ******* ****. We're ******** ****** ** find *** *** **** are *** ******* *** input **** *** *******. Email ** ** ***@****.*** or *** ********** **** ***********.

**** ** **** ** have ******* ** *** while ******* *** ******* of *********:

************ ********, ****** *** ****** **** transferred ownership ** *** * patents ** ****** ** that **** ******** ** litigation ******* ******, *********, JCI, *********, ******* *** GeoVision. *** ****** ******* are ****** ***** *** are ****** ** *** assignment ******* *** ****: 

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*** *** ****** ************ Ventures ****. ****** ********, ******** ***** ********** and ***** ********** ******* for *********.

*** * ******* **** transferred ** **** **, 2017

********* *** *** * patent ********* ** ****** Cam *** ***** ** IP ********* **********.

** **** **** ************ Ventures ** **** ** Obi ********** *** **** follow ** **** ********** information **** *********.

**'* ***** ******** **** IV ******* ****** *** themselves, ************ ** ****** the ******** ****** ****** without *** ********** ** it ***** ** ***** it.
 
***** **** ***:
 

***** *** *** ******* U4. **** *********** **** and ********* ***** ******** to *** *********** *** mention.

* ****** ** *****'* a *** ** **** a **** ** *** shell *********? *** *** of **** ******* ****?:

**** ** * **** of **** **** **** that *********.*** **** ********* ***** ********* ***** by **-compiled ** *** **** - no Secure Cam listed, as they were formed just 2 years ago.

**** ****!  ;)

*** '***' ******** **** **** (** the ******)***** **** ** ******** the ****** ** **** 12, **** - *** exactly * ***** *****, Secure *** *** ***** it:

 

*** '***' ****** **** you **** ***** ***** exactly *** **** *** dates:  ** ******** ** July **, **** - 2 ***** *****, ****** Cam *** **** **...

* *** **** *** all *** ****...

***.... ** ****** **** all *** (***** '** yourself) ;)

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**** ******* ** *********

*** ** #*, * think **** ***'** ****** is **** ********** **** *** ******* Secretary ** ***** *** Secure ******** ***** ******* ** the **** ************ ******. ****'* ********* *** ** ******* doesn't **** ** **** any ********** *********** **** on ****. **** *** *************** ****** (** ***** Registered ******, ***. ** one) ** ******* *** their ********. ** *** contact **** *** **** for ****** *** ** actually ***** ** ** for ********** ******.

**** *** ****** ******** must ** ********** ******* .... ** ** *** same ****** **** **** Labs *** ** ******* with ** ***** *** Honeywell's ******** ******** ** take **** **** ** various ****** ************ ******.

****, ****** **** **** Labs .... ***

* *** *** *** innovation *** ********* ** getting **** *** **** difficult **** ******** **** takes *** ******* ******** with ****** ***** ******.

******:

Sellers ** ******* ******* ** ************ **** ****** ***

**** ***** **** ************ Ventures *** ******* **** sold *** **** ******* involved ** *** ********** against ******, *********, ***, Facekey, *********, *** ***** Insight. ************ ******** ****** any ******* ** ************ with ********* ******* ** selling **** *** *******:

****** *** ******* ******* is * ******* **** of *** ******** *** in **** ** **** a ****** ** ******* to ****** *** ***. Secure *** ** ** independent *******, ** ** not * ********** ** Intellectual ********, *** ** do *** **** *** influence ** ******* **** what *** ****** ** with *** ******* **** acquire.

** - *** ** see ** * **** this ********...

** ******** *** *** 'security ****** ********' ******* onJuly **, ****

****** *** ****** ********July **, ****

** '*******' *** ******* to ****** *** *** onJuly **, ****

***** ********* *** *** generally ****** ** ************ of *** '******' ******* - ***** ** *** they *** ****** '***** companies' ** ***** ****.

*** ** *** **** least, ** *** * shell ******* ** **, Secure *** *** ** most ******** * ***** company ** *** ***** patent ***** *** **** in **** ***: ****** IP (**.*** **********'* ********)

******: ****** *** *** sued **** *********, **** notably ******* *** *******, and ********, *********:

*********,************** **** ******** *** it's ** *** ****** to ******* ** ***** lawsuits.

*** ******* ******* *** to ****** *** ******** process *** ****** ********? Whoever *** **** ***** rule *** (*******) *****. Imagine *** ****** ******** reading *** ****** ***********:

** *** ********* *** short ******* *********** ** the ****** ****** ** legally ****** ***** **** other ********* ******* ***** threats **** **** ***** companies, ************ ** *** target ********* **** ** minimize ******** *** ****** in * ****** **** by ****** *** * settlement. 

****** ******** *** ******** enough ** ** ** a ********** ****** ***** on ***** ******* *** office *** ********.

*** *** **** ***** art ** ****** ****. :)

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