Honeywell and 2GIG settle patent infringement lawsuit

2GIG agrees to license Honeywell technology
 - 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MELVILLE, N.Y.—In a settlement announced today, 2GIG Technologies will pay to license Honeywell technology covered in the so-called “148 Patent.” Other terms of the settlement remain confidential.

In a joint announcement, Honeywell and 2GIG Technologies said the settlement resolves the nearly two-year-old patent infringement lawsuit filed by Honeywell in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York on November 24, 2009.

The suit was filed against 2GIG and Scott Simon, a principal of alarm system manufacturer 2GIG Technologies. Simon is also a former employee of Honeywell. Simon and three others are named as inventors of the 148 Patent. Asked for further comment, Honeywell Security global marketing communications leader David Gottlieb told Security Systems News: "We are pleased that the matter is settled and have nothing to add beyond the information provided in the Honeywell and 2GIG press release issued this morning."

At the time of the filing, Honeywell’s business communications director Jim Green told Security Systems News that “Honeywell filed this suit in order to protect its rights in its security system innovations and developments ... Honeywell invests hundreds of millions of dollars every year in innovation and technology and protects that investment through vigorous pursuit of those who infringe on its patents.”

2GIG maintained that the lawsuit was designed to thwart competition.