Vivint Sues ADT For Patent Infringement

By Isabella Cheng, Published Mar 01, 2021, 09:32am EST

Vivint has sued ADT for patent infringement, embroiling North America's 2 largest home security competitors in a crossfire of lawsuits.

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In this report, IPVM examines Vivint's claims against ADT, as well as ADT's ongoing lawsuit against Vivint and possible outcomes for both companies.

Complaint *****

** ******** **, ****, Vivint ***** ***-**** **************** *** ** ****:

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Complaint ********

*** ********* ******* *** of ********** * ** Vivint's ******* ******* ***** of *** *****, *******, and **** **** ******** systems.

******'* ******* *** ** rather ***** *** *********** areas ** ***** ************ home ******** (*.*. ****** detection, *********** **** ***** smart **** **********, ***.). The ******** ******* ******** include:

  • ** ********,***,***: * ********-*********** ****** for ****** ********* (*.*. facial ***********, ******* *********, people *********). ***** */**/****, continuation ** ******* ***** 5/8/2017 *** **/*/****, ***** on **/*/**** *********** ***********.
  • ** ********,***,***: * ****-******* ********** where *** ******* ***** when *******. ***** **/**/****.
  • ** *******,***,***: * ****** *** method *** ******* ********* personnel ** * ******** where ** ***** *** been *********. ***** */**/****, based ** */**/**** *********** application.
  • ** *******,***,***: * ********** *** entry ****** ******** ******* (e.g. * ****** ******** informing *** **** ******* is ** ***** ***** door). ***** */**/****, ************ of ****** ***** */**/****.
  • ** *******,***,***: * ****** *** method *** ************ ** integrated *********** ****** (*.*. a ****** **** ** integrate *******, ***** ******, locks, *******, ****** *******, thermostats, ***.). ***** */**/****, continuation ** ******* ***** 4/3/2002 *** */*/****, ***** on *********** ************ ***** 4/3/2001 *** */**/****.
  • ** *******,***,***: **** ** ****** '769, ** ****** '*** is * ************ ** '552.

****** ** ****** *** damages ********* *** "**** profits" *** ******** "********** royalty *** ***'* **** of *************" **** ********:

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*******, ****** ******** *** court ******** ******* ** to ** *** ****** found ******* "***’* ************ of *** ******** ******* has **** *******, ***********, and *******."

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3 ** * ****** ******* ******** **** ******

***** ****** *** *** original ********* *** ******* '159, '***, *** '***, the ***** * ******* did *** ********** ****** to ******. *******, ****** acquired *** ***** * patents ** **** **** Intellectual ********, * ******* equity ******* ******* ** ex-Microsoft **********, ***** *** been****** * "****** *****"** *** **** ********. Patent'************* ******** ** *********, and *******'******'*********** *********, * ******** ******** software *******. *********, ********* acquire ******* ** * defense ********* ** ******* being **** ** ******. However, ** ***** ****** has ****** *** **** these ******* ** ******** pursue ****** *** ****** infringement.

No ***** ****** ****** ** *** *******

******'* ********* ******* **** gave *** ** ***** notice ** **** ***:

** *********** *** ******, ADT *** *** ********* of *** ******** ******* since ** ***** *** date ** *** ****** of **** *********

** ****** *** ******** contacted *** ***** ** suing, ** ***** **** expected **** ** **** a **** ***** ** this *******'* ******.

** ****'* ********** ******** industry ****** ********, ********** the ****** ****** **** reach *** ** *** party **** ******* ** infringing ** ******* *********** an ********* ***** ** filing * ****.

Press ******* **** ****** - *******

**** **** *******,****** ****** * ***** release***** **** ****** ************ lawsuit ******* ***. **** patent ************ ***** *** litigated ** ******** ******* publicity *********, *** ******'* press ******* ***** ** wants *** ****** ** know **** ** ** actively ******** ***.

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******'* ********* *** ***** release **** **** ****** on ******** **, ****, which ********* *******'* ** **** ******** announcement.

'Defrauding' - ******* *** *. ****** *******

*** *** **** ****** twice *** "********* *****" and '********** [***] *********'. In ***** ****, ******* ****** *** *** "deceptive ***** *********,"****** **** ****** ***** agents ***** ******* *** customers ** ****** **** to ****** ******* ** pretending ** ** *** agents. ******** ****** ******* with *** ***$** ********* ******* **** **** this *********, *** ************ **************** ****** ** ****** 14, ****, ******** ******'* deceptive ********* **** ***** stopped, ******* *** ******** settlement.

** ****, *******, ** punishment ** ********* *********** has **** ********** ** stop ****** **** ********** customers ********** *** ****** States.

**** ******* *********** ** ** ***** in ******** ****.

Lawsuit ******** ***** ** *********** *******

*** ************** *** ***** attempt ** ****** ** to ********** ******'* *******, similar ** **** ******** from *******/******** ****** **********. **** ***** ** particularly ***** ** ******'* patents, ** **** ****, are *** **** ****** fundamental ************ *** **** filed ********** ********. ** ADT *** ***** ***** art, **** **** **** a *********** ** ************ Vivint's ******* ********. *** example, ****** '*** ** for "****** *********," *** plenty ** **** ** entity ********* ******* ****** the ****** *** *** provisional ************ **** ***** in ****. *******, ******* or *** ***** **** are ********** ** **** patent ** *** *** courts ** ******.

ADT ******** ** ******

** ******* *** ** unlikely ** ****** *** obtain ****** ******** ****:

  • *** *** **** ******* the ********* ** **** as ***** ** *** saying ****** ******** *** customers *** ****** ********** a ***** ******* *** this **********.
  • ** *** ******** ****** licensing **** ******, ** would ****** **** ** issue ******* ******* ** Vivint ** **** ******** ADT ****, *********** *********** that ****** **** ** not **** ** *****.
  • ***, ** * ***** corporation, *** *** ***** and ********* ** ******** fight ******* ******, ** it *** ************ **** doing ** ***** ****** for *** "********* *****" practices.

**** **** ******** ** monitor *** ****** ** this **** *** ****** accordingly.

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****** *** ***** *** legal ******, ***:****** ***** ***** ***. to *** $*.* ******* to ******* *********** ** False ********** ** ********* Insured **** | *** | ********** ** *******

** **** ** *** settlement, ****** ** *********** in ** ************* ** its *********:

****** ****** ** ********* fully *** ********** **** the ****** ******’ ************* relating ** *** ******* Conduct ** *********** *** entities *** ******** ** this *********. **** ********** notice, ****** ***** *********, and ****** *** ** impair, *** *********** ** its *********, ********, *** employees, *** ***** *** its **** ******* ** make *********, *** *********, the *********** ** ****** directors, ********, *** ********* for ********** *** ********* relating ** *** ******* Conduct, ********** **** *** rights *** ********** ** such ***********.

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*** *** ****** **..... The *******

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