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NAHB Applauds Court Ruling Against Vaccine Mandates

National Association of Home Builders declares using OSHA to mandate vaccinations exceeds the statutory authority of the agency.

Jason Knott · January 14, 2022

Sonos Google lawsuit patent infringement

Sonos Wins Final ITC Ruling over Google in Patent Infringement Case

International Trade Commission issues final ruling that Google infringed on Sonos patents for Google Home speakers, Chromecast streamers.

Jason Knott · January 07, 2022

UEI Roku ITC

ITC Favors UEI in Roku Patent Infringement Case; Potential Import Ban Looms

U.S. International Trade Commission final determination rules Roku infringes on claims in UEI patent 10,593,196; limited exclusion order finalizes in January, following review period.

Arlen Schweiger · December 15, 2021

UK Bill Bans Default Passwords; Fines Manufacturers, Integrators Up to £10M

Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (PSTI) can fine smart home manufacturers and resellers up to £20,000 per day

Jason Knott · November 29, 2021

President Biden Signs Secure Equipment Act, Increasing Restrictions on Foreign Security Products

The new law requires the FCC to no longer review or approve any authorization application for equipment that poses an unacceptable risk to national security.

Rodney Bosch · November 15, 2021

Senate Passes Secure Equipment Act to Protect US Telecomm Industry

The Secure Equipment Act bans Chinese tech firms like Hikvision and Huawei from receiving new equipment licenses, with those company’s associated products now considered security risks.

Rodney Bosch · November 02, 2021

vivint countersues adt over alleged stealing of customers

Vivint Countersues ADT Following Denial of Motion to Dismiss

In the wake of an ADT lawsuit from last year, Vivint Smart Home has countersued claiming ADT has been stealing customers.

CE Pro Editors · October 22, 2021

Why Integrators Need Proper Legal Help When Dealing with Contracts

Integrators often make the same common mistakes when drawing up contracts for clients, so seeking out legal advice can help de-risk contracts and allow for smoother installation experiences.

Zachary Comeau · October 21, 2021

Sonos Google lawsuit patent infringement

Initial Court Ruling Favors Sonos Over Google

In a court filing Sonos claimed that Google violated five of its patents. A newly announced court ruling has upheld Sonos’ claims.

Robert Archer · August 16, 2021

Time Period Extended for Paying Back PPP Loans

Businesses that appealed SBA loan decisions now may have up to 6 months longer to begin paying back PPP loans.

Jason Knott · August 03, 2021