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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

Schneider Electric targets security space for growth

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10/20/2011

CHICAGO–Schneider Electric, a global player in building automation and energy management systems, expects physical security to be one of its major growth areas going forward, according to Jim Sandelin, SVP of the company’s Buildings Business in the Americas.

Schneider said to mull bid for Tyco

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04/12/2011

PARIS—Schneider Electric, based here, is working with bankers to assess a bid for Tyco International, according to an April 11 Bloomberg report, which cited “three people with knowledge of the matter.”

Milestone hires and promotes

SSN Staff  - 
03/21/2011

COPENHAGEN—Milestone Systems, a provider of open platform IP video management software, on March 14 announced new hires and promotions in North America.

Pelco Schneider internal reorg

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01/13/2011

CHICAGO—The Pelco and Schneider Electric Buildings Department has realigned key functions of the organization to bring them all under a common leadership, Schneider Electric executives told Security Systems News.

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