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)
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.
By CE Pro Editors · September 14, 2014 • Icontrol Networks alleges Zonoff and SecureNet infringe on several patents related to cloud-based home automation.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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."
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.
By Julie Jacobson · June 3, 2011 • Savant says Crestron has "continued its anti-competitive, unfair and deceptive conduct" while Crestron claims its residential sales are down 32% in the past 6 months.