Alarm.com sues Vivint for patent infringement
January 10, 2023
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After intimating that it would seek legal action in its third quarter earnings statement, Alarm.com (NASDAQ:ALRM) has followed through by formally filing a patent infringement lawsuit against Vivint (NYSE:VVNT) last week.
In a civil action (Case No. 2:23-cv-00004) filed on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, Alarm.com Inc. (ADC), and ICN Acquisition LLC filed 15 different patent infringement claims, alleging that Vivint knowingly employed patented ADC back-end software to sell and market its own security and sensor devices to its customers. ADC and ICN, the patent holders, are demanding a jury trial.
“If its patents were infringed and its intellectual property was used without a license, Alarm.com is entitled to seek a variety of remedies, including an ongoing royalty and the possible disgorgement of revenues derived by Vivint from the commercial use of the technology,” explains legal expert Timothy Pastore, Esq., a partner and Vice-Chair of Litigation for Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP. “At this stage, these are only allegations. Vivint is entitled to its defense – which I expect will be robust. However, if the court finds there was an infringement and finds further that the infringement deprived Alarm.com of the economic benefit of its inventions, then the damages could be substantial.”