Alarm.com Is Hit With U.S. Trade Complaint on Smart Thermostats

July 29, 2021, 9:47 PM

Smart thermostats and load control switches sold by Alarm.com, ecobee, Itron, Residio and Xylem are among the targets of a patent-infringement complaint filed by closely held Causam Enterprises at the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to block U.S. imports of the products.

  • “Causam pioneered a power management architecture capable of actively managing, measuring and verifying reductions of power on a per-customer basis,” according to complaint filed Wednesday in Washington
  • Toshiba’s Landis+Gyr has license to the four Causam patents asserted in complaint
    • Landis+Gyr’s Demand Response product line and associated software and platforms use the patented technology
  • Causam ...

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