Lawsuits (33)

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Honeywell Sues Alarm.com For Violating Anti-Trust Laws (Settled)

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Is Alarm.com about to dominate the smart home software market? That is what Honeywell alleges in its new lawsuit, first reported by CEPro. Honeywell's complaint declares: As a result of the proposed acquisition, Alarm.com would have approxima...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Video Surveillance Manufacturers Risk Lawsuits For Botnet Attacks

The unprecedented scale of internet outages on October 21st from botnet attacks risk triggering lawsuits against video surveillance manufacturers, an event that might spur greater responsibility within the industry. Large Loss For Companies Impac...

By John Honovich - 11 months ago

Bribe Accusations By Multiple US Cities Against Taser

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One company is dominating the body camera business - Taser. The stun gun leader aims to grow a VSaaS powerhouse and take over one of the fastest growing video surveillance niches. However, 6 US cities have made various allegations against Taser ...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Warning: Case Studies Can Get You Sued

What do 24 Hour Fitness, Barnes and Nobles and multiple hospitals have in common? They have all been sued in the past few months, with their manufacturer case studies used as evidence.  They join ~100 end users who have been sued in the past 2 y...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

ADT Sued, Claimed 'Easily Hacked'

A lawsuit has been filed against ADT. The class action complaint claims ADT's wireless systems are 'easily hacked', that ADT knows this and yet engages in 'deceptive and misleading marketing statements.' In this note, we examine the details and ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 3 years ago

Milestone Sues Hawk

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Last year, an inventor / troll said they were going to sue end users for violating a patent they have on video surveillance technology. Now, they have fulfilled their promise with 28 lawsuits this year. However, Milestone Systems has struck back,...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

News on the Milestone VMS Patent Lawsuit

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Last year, a lawsuit shocked the surveillance industry. The most well known brand in VMS software, Milestone Systems, was sued by a small, but early, VMS company, JDS Digital Security Systems. The contested element is a basic component of many (o...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 4 years ago

End User Sues ADT/Tyco For $42 Million

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It was the biggest drug heist in American history. Burglars drove an 18-wheeler up to the Eli Lilly distribution center in Enfield, Connecticut, disabled its security system, rappelled through the roof and made off with $75 million in pharmaceutic...

By Carlton Purvis - over 4 years ago

Axis, Sony, Cisco, 11 More Sued

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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 manufac...

By Carlton Purvis - over 4 years ago

Arecont Lies, Now Threatens Lawsuit

Last week, we reported Arecont lied in a recent ad. Now, Arecont is threatening legal action against IPVM. In this note, we explain how Arecont lied, how their objection ignores our core complaint and the US laws that cover false advertising. [Fo...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Top 5 Moves November 2012

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Lots of interesting moves this month but here are the 5 we see as having the most impact on the surveillance business, listed in alphabetical order: Avigilon Huge Growth Continues Axis Doubles Edge Storage Size Supported Genetec Announces Clo...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Milestone VMS Lawsuit

The biggest brand in Video Management Software, Milestone Systems, has been sued by rival VMS developer JDS for patent infringement. The patents cover fundamental aspects of video management that might apply to many VMS developers. In this report,...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Samsung Beats ObjectVideo

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After a year of international litigation, ObjectVideo has withdrawn its complaint against Samsung - great news not only for Samsung but for the entire video analytics market. In this note, we break down what happened and what this means for the in...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

Sued! Avigilon, Hikvision, Vivotek, UTC, More

Another major patent lawsuit has hit the video surveillance industry - now targeting manufacturers across the world including Avigilon, Hikvision, Vivotek, UTC/Interlogix and Nuvico, all sued by a Puerto Rican based company, Canatelo, that has a f...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Pelco Sued by ObjectVideo

The lawsuits keep coming. Now ObjectVideo is suing former, long time partner Pelco. Done quietly after business hours on a Friday afternoon, ObjectVideo issued a two paragraph release announcing the attack. ObjectVideo suing is no surprise, given...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

The Crazy ObjectVideo CEO Interview

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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 ...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Beware of Fake Access Control Panels?

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Do you need to worry about fake access control panels? A recent advertisement by Mercrury Security, one of the largest access control panel manufacturers, raises this concern. This follows the ongoing legal battle between them and access control h...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

Are ObjectVideo's Patents Going to Be Invalidated?

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Publicly, the last few months have been outstanding for ObjectVideo - with Sony capitulating and the world-wide leader in analytic patent litigation celebrating their 60 day ultimatum in a tiny booth at the edge of ISC West. However, behind the sc...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

You Have 60 Days ... Or Else

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Gangster capitalism reigns. Exactly one year after ObjectVideo launched lawsuits against 3 of the biggest global manufacturers, they have now issued an ultimatum to all manufacturers packaged as a magnanimous offer of 'amnesty'. In this note, we ...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

OV Patent Infringement Claims

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In this note, we review the key patents cited by ObjectVideo in their litigation against Bosch, Samsung and Sony, focusing on the most fundamental claims that can impact video surveillance applications. The specific patents cited in the lawsuit /...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Sony Folds to OV Lawsuit

Bad news for the overall industry and perhaps the best news for ObjectVideo since their global litigation campaign began last year. Sony has folded their defense and entered into a patent license agreement with ObjectVideo. However, Bosch and Sams...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

AD to Pay Patent "Protection Money" to OV

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ObjectVideo has signed a global patent licensing agreement with American Dynamics. This falls in the midst of Object Video's ongoing global litigation campaign against industry notables Bosch, Samsung and Sony. In this note, we examine the agreeme...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Samsung Slaps ObjectVideo

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The video analytic legal fight is heating up. Now, approaching a year of litigation with no end in sight, Samsung sharply criticized ObjectVideo for misuse of their source code. In this update, we examine the debate involved as well as how and why...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

When Will the ObjectVideo Lawsuits End?

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Now almost 8 months since Object Video first launched their video analytics litigation campaign, is there is any end in site? In this note, we dig through court filings and investigation documents to examine the current status of the disupte, the ...

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

Defense Building Against ObjectVideo's USITC Case

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Two months ago, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) initiated an investigation regarding claims by Object Video against Bosch, Samsung and Sony. The US civil court case was stayed and the focus now shifted to the USITC. In thi...

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

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