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

Author: 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

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

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

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Comments (24)

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

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