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Sonos Defeats Denon HEOS Again: Understanding the Patent Lawsuits

Sonos seeks injunction and double damages for D&M’s ‘willful infringement’ of Sonos patents in the Denon HEOS line. Judge invalidates another D&M patent.

Julie Jacobson · February 25, 2018

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap ‘Ring Alarm’ security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC).

Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2018

Video Doorbells Get Ugly: SkyBell Slams Ring in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

In patent-infringement case, SkyBell says Ring (Bot Home Automation) competes on hype, not innovation. Meanwhile, Ring says Nest is a copycat.

Julie Jacobson · January 07, 2018

Trump Signs PASS Act Exempting Security Systems from DoE Energy Restrictions

President Trump signed the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act that exempts security systems from having to abide by DoE’s ‘no-load’ energy restrictions.

Jason Knott · November 15, 2017

Responding to ADT Lawsuit, Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders, Promises New Model

Ring refunds preorders for Ring Protect, Best Buy pulls promos, smart home and security industries pray for ADT win in lawsuit claiming Ring stole IP from Zonoff, ADT’s development partner.

Julie Jacobson · November 08, 2017

Judge Halts New ‘Ring Protect’ Smart Home Security System in ADT Lawsuit

In ADT Holdings vs. Harris, et al, the Delaware Chancery Court temporarily enjoined Ring from selling new Ring Protect DIY security and home automation system, claiming it stole intellectual property from Zonoff that belonged to ADT.

Julie Jacobson · November 03, 2017

Lutron Sues Legrand, QMotion over Multiple Lighting and Shade-Control Patents

In lawsuit, Lutron claims Legrand and its subsidiaries (Watt Stopper, Pass & Seymour, QMotion) infringed on patents involving wallbox dimmers, fluorescent lighting controls and remote-control form factors that resemble Lutron’s Pico remote.

Julie Jacobson · October 24, 2017

Congress Aims to Exempt Security from No-Load Power Requirements

Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act is moving through U.S. Congress to exempt no-load power energy use restrictions for security equipment.

Jason Knott · October 17, 2017

ADT vs. Harris Trial Begins, with Ring and Zonoff in the IoT Mix

In ADT Holdings vs. Mike Harris, testimony begins on the acquisition of Zonoff’s IoT assets by Bot Home Automation (dba Ring.com). Ring revenues revealed.

Julie Jacobson · September 27, 2017

California Court Rules Employers May Defer Employees’ Accrued Vacation Time

Employers do not have to provide vacation time until after first year of employment, rules the the California Court of Appeal.

Rodney Bosch · August 25, 2017