Pierre Racz, President of Genetec as the company announced that a patent infringement lawsuit initiated by a non-practicing entity (NPE) was withdrawn by the NPE at an early stage of the proceedings. In a rare result, the NPE paid an undisclosed sum to Genetec. The practice, known as “patent trolling”, involves groups that don’t create technology, but rather aggregate patents that are generally of no technological value to use as the basis to initiate IP infringement cases against businesses.
Digital Ally, Inc., announced that the U.S. Patent Office has rejected the request of Enforcement Video, LLC (dba WatchGuard Video) to institute an inter partes review (IPR) on U.S. Patent No. 9,325,950 (the ‘950 Patent). The ‘950 Patent is asserted against WatchGuard in a patent infringement lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court in Kansas. The lawsuit also involves U.S. Patent Nos. 8,781,292 (the ‘292 Patent) and 9,253,452 (the ‘452 Patent), the same two patents asserted against Axon Enterprise, Inc. (Axon, formerly known as TASER International, Inc.).
The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (CGI), a leader in garage door opener and access control solutions, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Lawsuit Alleges Infringement on Three Patents for Inventions that Improve Safety and Energy Efficient Operation of Garage Doors and Gates; Patented Technology Used in Chamberlain® and LiftMaster® Brands