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ObjectVideo, Aimetis enter licensing agreement

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02/27/2013

RESTON, Va.—ObjectVideo, a provider of intelligent video software, has signed a global, portfolio-wide patent license agreement with Aimetis, a video management systems provider based in Waterloo, Ontario according to a company statement.

WavestoreUSA unveils latest version of video management software

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02/12/2013

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—WavestoreUSA, a provider of digital video and audio recording solutions for surveillance applications, today announced the availability of the latest version of its open platform video management software platform, according to a company statement.

OV makes peace with another camera manufacturer

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Monday, November 12, 2012

UPDATED Nov. 15 with information about Bosch agreement.

ObjectVideo announced today that it's signed a licensing agreement with Pelco, putting to rest the patent infringement lawsuit filed by OV against Pelco.

When I spoke to OV CEO Raul Fernandez in July about a similar agreement OV made with VIVOTEK, Fernandez said another agreement would be announced soon. Presumably this is that agreement--which would mean Pelco came in under the "amnesty" offer as well.

The Vivotek agreement came about as the result of an amnesty deal that OV announced just before ISC West 2012.

"We are pleased to have entered into a global, portfolio-wide license agreement with Pelco and to have the benefit of a cross license to Pelco's intellectual property," said Raul Fernandez, chairman of OV.

Pelco is the sixth company to sign a  licensing agreement with OV. Others include: Sony Corporation, Tyco Security Products' American Dynamics business unit and VIVOTEK. ObjectVideo began its "patent assertion program" at ISC West 2011.

And, on Nov. 14, ObjectVideo announced it had reached "an amicable settlement with Bosch Security Systems, Inc., of Fairport, New York, which includes, among other mutual obligations, a global, portfolio-wide patent license agreement with Bosch."

The two companies have asked the United States International Trade Commission to terminate its proceedings related to the matter, the statement said.

"The agreement amicably settles the matter and allows us to focus our full attention on our customers," said Christopher Gerace, president, Bosch Security Systems, in a prepared statement.

OV, Vivotek reach agreement

ITC trial involving Bosch, Samsung set for this week
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07/16/2012

RESTON, Va.—Video analytics provider Object Video announced in June that it has signed a patent licensing agreement with Vivotek. Meanwhile, its patent battle with major video surveillance providers Samsung and Bosch will continue, with an International Trade Commission trial scheduled to begin this week.

ITC to take up OV vs. Samsung Bosch next month

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I had a quick conversation last week with Object Video CEO Raul Fernandez, about the company's recent announcement that it has signed another licensing agreement, this time with Vivotek. 

Earlier this year, OV announced that it had signed similar agreements with Sony and Tyco’s American Dynamics.

Fernandez said the fact that Vivotek decided to do a portfolio-wide agreement speaks to the fact that more and more products will be built with video analytics already onboard or will be video-analytic enabled.

OV is suing Samsung and Bosch through one legal process with the International Trade Commission and it announced last month that it had filed suit against Pelco in the U.S. District Court in Virginia.

The discussion between Vivotek and OV was prompted, Fernandez said, by OV’s Amnesty offer, which it announced just before ISC West.

The five-day ITC trial with Samsung and Bosch will start on July 18, Fernandez said. A judgment will not be announced until November, however.
Fernandez is optimistic that OV will prevail in this trial. “[We’re saying that their products] made outside the U.S. have features [for which we] have patents … they’re attacking the patents [and saying they’re not valid],” Fernandez said. “But only one [claim] has to survive. One claim does it all… it leads to an injunction of the product. It’s a highly risky proposition,” he added.

Fernandez said OV will be announcing another agreement in the near future.

Samsung, Bosch and Pelco have previously declined to comment on the OV lawsuits saying that they do not comment on ongoing litigation