Icontrol Networks Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Zonoff and SecureNet Technologies for Infringing Home Automation Patents
The complaints seek injunctive relief to stop the further sale of the infringing Zonoff and SecureNet products and systems, and damages for the infringement of Icontrol's patents.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 -- Icontrol Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, announced today that it has filed patent infringement complaints against Zonoff, Inc. and SecureNet Technologies in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The complaints seek injunctive relief to stop the further sale of the infringing Zonoff and SecureNet products and systems, and damages for the infringement of Icontrol's patents.
"Icontrol has invested more than a decade and many millions of dollars in research and development, and this investment has generated technology that we believe is now fundamental in leading home automation and security networks," said Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol Networks. "We have filed today's actions to safeguard our investment in the backbone of Icontrol's connected home platform. We are committed to protecting our intellectual property and the advantages it provides to our partners and customers."
Icontrol currently has more than 30 connected home-related patents issued and more than 100 patents pending. Icontrol's software currently manages more than 22 million sensors and devices, and last year alone, more than 66 billion worldwide events, alerts, and commands were collected, processed, and made accessible by Icontrol solutions, representing the most widely-used connected home platform in the industry.
The complaints assert that the technology in the Zonoff and SecureNet Technologies products infringe one or more claims of Icontrol patents: United States Patent Numbers 7,262,690; 6,624,750; 8,335,842; 8,612,591 (both Zonoff and SecureNet), and 8,638,211 and 8,478,871 (Zonoff only), as well as 7,855,635; 8,478,844; and 8,473,619 (SecureNet only).
About Icontrol Networks
Icontrol Networks' vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. Icontrol is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies, service providers, retailers, and the all-in-one Piper home security, video monitoring and automation device for consumers. Icontrol is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Developer Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in Icontrol include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about Icontrol Networks and Piper visit www.icontrol.com and www.getpiper.com.