Legal (105)

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Genetec CEO Declares "We Don't Negotiate Payment With Patent Trolls"

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Are patent trolls like terrorists? Genetec's CEO is coming out strongly against 'patent trolls' celebrating a legal win. Will the latest result and public statement deter patent claims against Genetec going forward? Will it have any impact on...

By Joey Walter - 4 days ago

Indian Government Restricts PRC Manufacturers From Public Projects

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In a move that mirrors the U.S. government’s ban on Dahua and Hikvision products, the Indian government has restricted PRC manufacturers such as Dahua and Hikvision from bidding on Indian government projects. Inside this note, we examine: ...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 11 days ago

Vape Detection Legal Battle: Soter Sues IPVideo Corp

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The crosstown vape detection rivals are now in a legal battle. While IPVideo Corp is far better known, Soter says they pioneered this space and are suing IPVideo Corp alleging unfair competition, product disparagement, trademark infringement, and ...

By Joey Walter - 24 days ago

ADT: 'Fever' Cameras Are Medical Devices

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While many manufacturers are avoiding admitting their 'fever' cameras are medical devices, ADT has taken a strong and clear position. ADT has taken one of the most conservative and well-researched positions that IPVM has seen. Inside this not...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Dahua Sues Ex-North American President, Says Legal Typo

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Dahua's former North American President Frank Zhang claims he is owed almost $11 million but Dahua counter-claims it is just a "scrivener's error", i.e., a legal typo. The two sides have been in court for over a year with Dahua saying they have sp...

By Charles Rollet - 2 months ago

FLIR Suspends Agreement With Feevr

Thermal manufacturer FLIR has suspended its agreement with Feevr (aka X.Labs), X.Labs said in a new legal filing, suing and blaming IPVM. [UPDATE: X.Labs says they have signed a new agreement with FLIR though FLIR has not commented.] [UPDATE 2: ...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Beware Of Feevr

Beware of "Feevr". The company is marketing a 'Feevr' solution that fundamentally lacks accuracy for its use, as its thermal provider FLIR has said and IPVM testing of the FLIR sensor Feevr uses has shown. Plus, it lacks FDA approval, as the compa...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

FDA Gives Guidance on 'Coronavirus' Thermal Fever Detection Systems

The US FDA has given IPVM guidance on the use of thermal fever detection systems being marketed for coronavirus, as an explosion of such devices has occurred in the past month. While some companies are marketing these as a coronavirus solutio...

By Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

London Live Police Face Recognition Visited

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London police have officially begun using live facial recognition in select areas of the UK capital, sparking significant controversy. IPVM visited this solution in person and we examine various aspects in this post, including: Axis Camera...

By Kayleigh Long and Charles Rollet - 6 months ago

Clearview AI Alarm - NY Times Report Says "Might End Privacy"

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Over the weekend, the NY Times released a report titled "The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It" about a company named Clearview AI who is selling facial recognition to police departments. The main differentiation is that th...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Arcules CEO Threatens Over "Security Breach"

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An Arcules employee called out a recent 'security breach', however, Arcules CEO disputed this as 'inaccurate' and threatened to sue IPVM. Inside this note, we examine: What the Arcules employee claimed was a 'security breach' Arcules CEO re...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Wyze Fires Back at JCI - Your Patents Are Invalid, Pay All Of Our Costs

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Goliath JCI targeted startup Wyze this summer alleging the fast-growing consumer startup was violating a slew of JCI's patents. Now, Wyze has fired back at JCI, not only refusing to pay up but counter alleging that JCI's patents are invalid and t...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Hikvision CEO And Vice-Chair Under PRC Government Investigation

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In a surprising and globally covered move, Hikvision CEO Hu Yangzhong and Vice-Chairman Gong Hongjia are being investigated by China's securities regulator for "suspected information disclosure violations", Hikvision disclosed in a brief letter to...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 9 months ago

UK Facewatch GDPR Compliance Questioned

Even as the GDPR strictly regulates biometrics, a UK company called Facewatch is selling anti-shoplifter facial recognition systems to hundreds of retailers. Facewatch even keeps a database of suspects, only deleting profiles after two years "if y...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

The Scheme Hikvision and China Importers Use To Avoid Tariffs

Hikvision and numerous China importers are avoiding 25% tariffs by including an SD card slot in their IP cameras to claim they are 'digital still image cameras', thereby saving them millions. Technologically, it is baseless. The 'principal' fun...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - about 1 year ago

Nortek and SDS Fight Over Failed Settlement

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Distributor SDS said they reached a deal with Nortek but Nortek says no settlement was reached and the suit is still on. In this post, based on our talks with counsel for both the Plaintiff and the Defendant, we examine the following: What c...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

NJ Law Requires Apprenticeship For Public Works Integrators

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Few integrators do a formal apprenticeship program. However, now a NJ law is requiring any integrator on public works projects (such as state schools, municipal buildings, etc.) to first attend such a program. However, the state chapter of the El...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

ADT's Top Dealer "The Defenders" Sued 20+ Times

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ADT's largest authorized dealer, The Defenders, has been sued more than 20 times since 2012, IPVM has verified through analyzing legal records. In February 2019, we examined how ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints and was ti...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

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