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ADT Seeks to Block Imports of Vivint Smart-Home Systems (1)

June 30, 2021, 8:54 PM

ADT Inc., the largest home-security company in the U.S., filed a U.S. patent-infringement complaint seeking to block imports of products made by rival Vivint Smart Home Inc., escalating a battle over the growing American market for smart-home technologies.

ADT claims Vivint’s home security monitoring and automation control panels infringe two patents for “smart home integration, data collection, and control panel functions and interfaces, among other capabilities and features.” The panels allow a consumer to monitor smoke detectors, lights, doorbells and other devices via a mobile app and use of the ADT inventions are an effort by Vivint to ...

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