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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)

Lawsuit Hints Crestron to Launch 4K Streaming this Year

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)

Monster’s Noel Lee Sues Beats, Shoulda Made $100M from Apple Deal

By Julie Jacobson · January 13, 2015 • After missing out on vast fortunes attained by Dr. Dre and his Beats, Monster CEO Noel Lee sues for fraud.

Icontrol Networks Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Zonoff, SecureNet

By CE Pro Editors · September 14, 2014 • Icontrol Networks alleges Zonoff and SecureNet infringe on several patents related to cloud-based home automation.

Lutron, Crestron Settle on Patent-Infringement Claims

By Julie Jacobson · March 11, 2014 • Home automation giant Crestron Electronics will pay royalties on past and future sales of Infinet lighting controls, settling with Lutron on three patent-infringement claims.

iControl sues Alarm.com over Interactive Home Automation, Security

By Julie Jacobson · July 10, 2013 • iControl Networks, which powers cloud-based home automation and security services from Xfinity/Comcast and ADT, sues major competitor Alarm.com for patent infringement (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)

UEI Sues URC over 9 Alleged Patent Infringements

By Julie Jacobson · July 8, 2013 • Universal Electronics Inc. files more patent-infringement suits against URC for remotely upgradable remote controls, user interfaces, computer programmable remotes, more. URC claims UEI patents not valid. (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)

Alarm.com Sues Telguard/ Telular over Cloud-Based Security, Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · May 21, 2013 • Alarm.com, a pioneer of cloud-based services for security and home automation, sues Telular for its implementation of iControl’s alarm notification features.

Jeremy Burkhardt Sues SpeakerCraft, Nortek

By Jason Knott · January 18, 2013 • Former SpeakerCraft owner and president Jeremy Burkhardt claims SpeakerCraft and parent Nortek Inc., are trying to enforce an illegal non-compete.

Samsung, Sharp, Hitachi, Epson to Pay $553M for Price-Fixing LCDs

By Jason Knott · December 28, 2011 • After a five-year investigation, Samsung, Sharp, Hitachi, Epson and three other manufacturers agree to pay $553 million to settle price-fixing claims for LCDs.

Crestron Sues Big Savant Dealer

By Julie Jacobson · June 21, 2011 • Cyber Sound of Scottsdale, Ariz., accused of breaching dealer agreement to "exercise its best efforts to promote the use and sale of CRESTRON products.”

Crestron Calls Savant Lawsuit a ‘Publicity Stunt’

By Julie Jacobson · June 21, 2011 • Home automation giant claims it has lost business as a direct result of Savant’s “baseless” lawsuit filed last September; alleges newcomer interfered with dealer/end-user contracts.

Crestron Files Countersuit Against Savant Systems

By CE Pro Editors · June 17, 2011 • Crestron claims Savant's "unlawful business practices" in the home automation industry are "unprecedented and disruptive to the industry."

Savant vs. Crestron: Get the Court Documents Here

By Julie Jacobson · June 3, 2011 • Download some of the key documents in the Savant's lawsuit against Crestron for alleged antitrust and other violations.

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