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Alarm.com Settles Patent-Infringement Lawsuit with IpDatatel

Patent-infringement lawsuits dismissed before Court ruled on validity of two Alarm.com security and home-automation patents.

Julie Jacobson · July 18, 2019

Lenbrook to ‘Defend Vigorously’ Against Sonos Patent Lawsuit

Lenbrook says its Bluesound wireless high-resolution audio ecosystem is ‘substantively’ different from Sonos system.

Jason Knott · June 27, 2019

J. Geiger ‘Utterly Failed’ on Infringement Claims Against Lutron’s Palladiom Motorized Shades

J Geiger denied request for preliminary injunction against the sale of Lutron’s new motorized shading line

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2018

ADT Patent Application: Deciphering Those Darn LED Lights on a Security System

Not from The Onion: ADT files patent application for ‘Determining what the indicators represent on a security device.’

Julie Jacobson · August 30, 2018

Amazon IoT Patent Shows ZigBee Home-Automation Signals over Power Cable

Ideal for integrating Wi-Fi cameras with ZigBee door locks, Amazon invention shows ZigBee home-automation signals running over power cable to enhance wireless performance.

Julie Jacobson · May 29, 2018

Sonos’s Really Interesting Patent App: Play Music Based on Biometrics Like Sweat

Sonos patent application describes how biometric data like perspiration, pulse or tone of voice could inform an audio system to play music or other content that is most conducive to the listener’s well being.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2018

Nortek Patent: The Idiot Savant of Smart Garage Door Openers

IoT garage-door controller provides all the safety measures required of UL 985 for ‘unattended operation’ but it’s stupid simple for DIY installs.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018

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