By Julie Jacobson · April 1, 2014 • Three of four patent-infringement claims filed by Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) against Universal Control (URC) have been dismissed in summary judgment.
By Julie Jacobson · March 11, 2014 • In an unusual display of transparency, Sonos discusses financial performance, promises early publication of patent applications.
By Julie Jacobson · October 18, 2013 • Patent application filed by Icon Health & Fitness demonstrates a treadmill connected to a home automation system for optimizing temperature, humidity and other climate conditions for every stage of a workout.
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 · March 28, 2013 • Lutron's patent application describes a merchandising display that enables users to download an app on the spot and then operate wireless lighting controls.
By CE Pro Editors · February 27, 2013 • SHIELD Act would discourage baseless lawsuits by patent trolls, says CEA CEO Gary Shapiro
By Julie Jacobson · February 21, 2013 • Crestron patent application describes a back-up generator that prioritizes loads at the breaker box, sheds non-essential loads.
By Julie Jacobson · January 30, 2013 • HydraConnect’s patented HDMI switcher technology enables CEC to be used effectively for device control even with multiple sources and displays from different manufacturers.
By Julie Jacobson · November 14, 2012 • Earl Jansen Wiley thinks he can patent a couch that has a remote control embedded in the armrest.
By Julie Jacobson · November 8, 2012 • Logitech's patent application for universal remote control shows TV display with dynamic menus that change based on status of A/V devices.
By Julie Jacobson · May 7, 2012 • International Trade Commission prohibits importation of ground fault circuit interrupters that infringe on Leviton's patent; bans sale of infringing products already shipped to U.S.
By Julie Jacobson · April 9, 2012 • The next big thing in security, home automation and digital health technology could be IBM’s multitouch floor that detects family members, falls, intruders and other activity.
By Julie Jacobson · March 6, 2012 • Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) seeks injunction against URC for allegedly infringing on patents for remote-control backlighting, IR macros and selecting IR command sets.
By Jason Knott · October 28, 2011 • Simply Reliable Software hopes to license technology behind patent-pending Design Machine, which automatically creates block diagrams, cable schedules and wire labels.
By Julie Jacobson · September 26, 2011 • Crestron's recently filed patent involves searching, prioritizing and playing video, audio and other content stored locally and in the cloud.