Lawsuit

Alarm.com Loses Patent Infringement Case Against SecureNet, Awarded No Damages

By CE Pro Editors · February 13, 2019 • Alarm.com originally sought $20 million in damages, claiming SecureNet infringed on three of its patents. A jury disagreed, awarding no damages for lost profits to Alarm.com.

Judge Rules J Geiger Lawsuit Against Lutron on Motorized Shades Can Proceed

By Julie Jacobson · January 4, 2019 • Judge rules J Geiger motorized shades trade-dress design lawsuit versus Lutron can moved forward, but denies 'unjust enrichment' claim.

Canary Facing Class-Action Lawsuit Over Monthly Monitoring Fee

By CE Pro Editors · December 21, 2018 • Smart home camera company Canary is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit after it stopped giving its users free features and instead started charging a monthly fee.

Sonos Defeats Denon HEOS Again: Understanding the Patent Lawsuits

By Julie Jacobson · February 26, 2018 • 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)

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

By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2018 • 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 / CE Pro)

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

By Julie Jacobson · January 7, 2018 • In patent-infringement case, SkyBell says Ring (Bot Home Automation) competes on hype, not innovation. Meanwhile, Ring says Nest is a copycat.

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

By Julie Jacobson · November 8, 2017 • 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.

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

By Julie Jacobson · November 3, 2017 • 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 / CE Pro)

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

By Julie Jacobson · September 27, 2017 • 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 / CE Pro)

Ring CEO Responds to ADT Lawsuit Regarding Zonoff: ADT ‘Terrified’

By Julie Jacobson · May 4, 2017 • Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff claims ADT feels threatened by Ring's Wi-Fi doorbells after Ring hired the entire team of Zonoff home-automation platform developers.

ADT Sues Ring, Former Zonoff CEO for Theft of Home-Automation Tech; Ring CEO Calls Bull

By Julie Jacobson · May 2, 2017 • ADT claims former Zonoff CEO Mike Harris misappropriated home-automation assets, transferring them to smart-doorbell maker Ring when the IoT technology actually belonged to ADT. Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff says claims are "ridiculous." (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Opinion On Lawsuit Against Bose: What Constitutes Digital Spying?

By Julie Jacobson · April 19, 2017 • Opinion: Class-action lawsuit claims Bose violates Federal Wiretap Act by collecting data from wireless headphone users and sharing with a third-party data-mining firm. So what? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Bose ‘Wiretaps’ Users, Mines Personal Data from Wireless Headphone App, Lawsuit Alleges

By Julie Jacobson · April 19, 2017 • Plaintiff Kyle Zak alleges in a class-action lawsuit that Bose spies on wireless headphone users, collecting intensely personal data through Bose Connect app, and shares with data-mining firm Segment.io in violation of Federal Wiretap Act.

Icontrol, Alarm.com Respond to Antitrust Suit: Honeywell Defines Smart-Home Market All Wrong

By Julie Jacobson · March 2, 2017 • In its lawsuit to stop Icontrol from being sold to Alarm.com and Comcast/Xfinity, Honeywell defines the relevant security and home-automation market way too narrowly, defendants claim. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Honeywell Sues to Block Icontrol, Alarm.com Merger on Antitrust Grounds

By Julie Jacobson · February 23, 2017 • Two dominant SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers Icontrol and Alarm.com are being sued by competitor Honeywell to block a proposed merger. Combined company would control 70% of the market for interactive security and home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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