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Vivint, Arlo, SimpliSafe Win Trade Case Over Door Cameras

Nov. 10, 2021, 10:25 PM

The U.S. International Trade Commission threw out a patent-infringement complaint that sought to block video doorbells and cameras made by SimpliSafe, Vivint and Arlo Technologies after finding the patents in the dispute are invalid.

  • Closely held EyeTalk365 and SkyBell Technologies -- which sells its products in partnership with firms including Alarm.com, Residio and ADT -- filed the complaint in December, claiming the rival products infringed seven patents for communication and monitoring systems
  • SimpliSafe and Vivint argued there was no need to even hold a trial on the case because the patents didn’t cover new ideas, and the trade ...