The Crazy ObjectVideo CEO Interview

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 05, 2012

The last we heard from ObjectVideo, they boldly proclaimed manufacturers had only '60 days or else' to kneel before sign long-term patent license agreements. With time running out, OV's CEO has released an interview where he ominously talks about the future for the industry and how essentially everyone must pay him. Inside this note, we dig into the claims made and analyze their significance and potential impact.

Here are the key claims made by ObjectVideo's CEO in the interview:

  • *********:** **** ******* **** ************ **** ** **** ***: "***** **** ** **** **** ******* ************ **** ********* not ***** *******, *** *** **** **** ** ********* **** how ** ******** **** **** *****’* ******** ******* *******." [******'* Note: ** *** ** *** *** ******* * ******** ***.]
  • ** ****:**** **** ** ********* *** ** *** **** **** *** infringing ****** *****'* *******? “** * ******* ** ********** ******** for *** **** *********." [******'* ****: **** ****** **** ***** everyone.]
  • *********** ** ******* ** ***** '***** *** ****' ****** ** company's ****** **** *** ******** **** '*********** *** ***** ************,' happily ****** "** **** ***** **** ***** *** * *** more ***** *** **** **** ** **** *******."
  • ** ***********: "***** ** * **** ** ***** ********* ** ************ property ****** ** *** ******** ********."
  • ** ** **** **** **** ******** ********: "********* *** ***** **** ** ********* **** ****** ******** their ****. ****** ********* ****. **** ** **** *** ****"
  • ****** ** ********: "* ******* ****** [** ******* ********* ** ******* ***** patents] ** **** **** ********* **** *** ****** **** ********** in *** ******** **** **** ******* **** **** **** ** pay *** *** ******* ******."
  • **** **********: *** *** *** *** ******** ******** "************* *** **** more **** $** ******* ** *** * ** ******* ***** of **."
  • ******** *************: "**** ** ****** *** ********** *** *** ** ** the *******, ** *** ** * *****-**** *****, **** ** less. *** ****** *** ******* $***,*** – *** *** ***. We ******** *** ****** ** **** ** ** **** **** 25 ***** *** ****** ** ****."

***'* **** ******* **** ** *** ****** ****:

Everybody ***** ** ***

** ****** ******* ***** ***** ********* ****** ** ***. *** 'generating ********' ***** ** ************ *****. ***** ********* *** *********** useless ******* ******** ******* ** *********** ** **** *** ** provided ******* **. ***********, *********** *** ***** ************ *** *********** techniques ****** **** ** **** ******** *******. **'* *** ****** should **** ** ***** **** ******** ** ** ****.

Ultimatum *** ************

***** ** ********* ***** ***** ******** *** **** ***** **** 1st, *** ******* ** ** ***** *** * **** **** fight. *** ** *** ***** *********** ** *** ******* ****. ***** *** **, ***** ** ******* ******** **** **** seeking ************ **'* **** *********** ** ****** *** *** **. ** ******, ************** ************** ****** *** *** ******** ** ********* ** ****.

Nothing **** *********

**'* ***** **** **** *** **** **** ********* ** *********. Indeed, ** ** **** **** ******* ********* ******* *** ****** who ******** * *** ****. ** *** ***** **** * problem **** ******* ****** *** ********* ** ******* **-***** *** of *** ****** ***** *** ** ** ***** **** *** should ** **** *** ****** ***** * **** ** '***' genre. ********, ** ***** **** ** ********** ** ********* **** counterfeiting ***** ****** **** *** **** **** ***** **** ****** who '********* ********' ***** ***** ***** *******, **** ****** ******* non ***** *** ************ *** ***** ******.

Valuation ******** ** *******

**'* **** ********* ** ********* ***, ********** *** ****** *** company ************ *********. *** **** ***-***** ********* *** ~$** ******* USD (***** ** ***** **** * $** ******* ********** ****** a **% *****). ** *** * ******* **** **** ** way **** **** $** ******* ** ** ******* **** *** past ******. ** **** ** ****** ** $** ******* * decade ***** ** ********. ** ********* **** ***** ********** ********* lost **** ** *** ** ***** ***** *** **** ****** to **** ***** ** ******* ***** ******** ****. ***** ******** *** ******** ** ** ***, ** **** ******* *** *******.

Future *******

** ** *** ****** **** *** ******* **** **** *,***%, from **** **** * ******* ** **** ** **** $** Million ** ****. ** ******* **** * *********** ******* ** these ******* ******* ***** **** ************ ******* *** ** *** case, ** **** **** ********** **** * ***** ** ****. However, ** *** **** ******* *** ****$** ******* ** ** ******* *********. ***'* **** *****? ***** *** *** *** ** **********. Not **** ** ** *** **** **** *** ****** ****** system, ** *** ***** ********* ** **** *********** ****-****** ******** research ********.

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