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Feds Charge TruAudio Executive in $2.1M Kickback Scheme from China

Federal indictment charges Nan Ma, VP of production/sourcing at SoundVisionTechnologies, with 3 counts of wire fraud and 6 counts of money laundering.

Jason Knott · September 06, 2020

Sonos and Lenbrook Settle Patent Infringement Case

As part of settlement, Lenbrook will pay a multi-year licensing fee to Sonos associated with all BluOS-enabled solutions worldwide.

Jason Knott · July 30, 2020

What’s Your Liability with Takeover Jobs?

Key questions regarding takeover jobs revolve around the ownership of the ‘abandoned’ equipment, and the status of the previous dealer’s contract.

Jason Knott · July 09, 2020

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Do You Have a Coronavirus Safety Checklist?

Legal expert offers 4 important tips for creating a coronavirus safety checklist to use before dispatching technicians to projects.

Jason Knott · March 26, 2020

Legislation Restricts Data Sharing by Smart Home Devices

Pennsylvania legislation would require smart home device manufacturers to get opt-in permission from consumers to share their data.

Jason Knott · February 26, 2020

Does Your Contract Protect You from ‘Gross Negligence’?

Even with an ironclad contract, integrators can be sued for “gross negligence” on a project. So should you even include that term in your contract?

Jason Knott · January 27, 2020

9 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

Checking on insurance and licensing, as well as reviewing your suppliers is good advice for 2020. Also, adding services around DIY solutions.

Jason Knott · January 02, 2020

Nortek Prevails in Chamberlain Patent Lawsuit Over Access Control Barriers

Nortek Security & Control has not been found to be in violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

Jason Knott · December 05, 2019

Sonos Didn’t Invent Wireless Audio or Product Family Pics: Lenbrook Answers Lawsuit

Lenbrook responds to ‘puzzling’ lawsuit over Bluesound multiroom audio system: Sonos ignores contributions of Barix, Netstreams, Yamaha, Roku, Cobranet; didn’t invent ‘family photos’ for product lines either.

Julie Jacobson · October 18, 2019

Lutron Sues Savant Over Alleged Patent Infringement on 4-Button Keypad

Savant’s Ascend keypad allegedly infringes on Lutron’s “award-winning, clean and sleek Palladiom® keypads.”

CE Pro Editors · August 27, 2019