By Julie Jacobson · January 4, 2019 • Clean, minimalist look of J Geiger motorized shades might be protected in trade-dress lawsuit against Lutron, judge rules.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
By Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016 • Home automation leader Crestron Electronics says it plans to release new 4K streaming technology this year, based on information detailed in a now-resolved lawsuit.(Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)