U.S. News | ADT Sues Vivint over Patent Infringement

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ADT LLC has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against Vivint, a security and alarm company headquartered in Provo, Utah for patent infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant’s products including Vivint Home Security System, Skycontrol Panel, and Vivint Smart Hub violate U.S. Patents No. 8,976,937 and No. 9,286,772 owned by ADT.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the defendant’s products willfully infringe on several of ADT’s patents covering innovations in smart home integration, data collection, and control panel functions, and interfaces, among other capabilities and features.

According to the lawsuit, Vivint launched its Skycontrol Panel and related products with the express desire to control anything and everything inside the home.

“To gain an unfair advantage in the smart home security and automation market, where ADT has long been a pioneer and continues to lead, Vivint infringes ADT’s patents covering, among other things, predictive analytics, detection and diagnostics, and advanced user interfaces including voice control.” – David W. Smail, ADT’s EVP and Chief Legal Officer.

The plaintiff reportedly said that ADT introduced the first interactive security system in 2010 and has developed and delivered other groundbreaking smart home technology solutions in the decade since.

The plaintiff is seeking commission for an exclusion order prohibiting Vivint from importing products infringing on their patents.

The plaintiff is also asking the court for a finding of infringement along with appropriate damages, fees, and other relief.

The case is pending.

ADT LLC et al v. Vivint, Inc.

Judge: Alan D Albright
Court: Texas Western District Court
Case #: 6:21-cv-00687
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause: Patent Infringement
Case Filed: Jun 29, 2021
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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