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New York, NY, United States, 2014/12/05 - MOBOTIX Corp. was once again successful in a patent dispute with San Antonio, Texas-based e-Watch, Inc. - MOBOTIX.com.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted MOBOTIX Corp.’s request and determined that all challenged claims of U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,023, 913, 7,228, 429 and 7,733, 371 are not patentable.
MOBOTIX Corp.’s success story in the patent dispute against e-Watch Inc. continues. In August 2014, the USPTO had determined that U.S. Pat. No. 6,970, 183 is not patentable. Shortly after this decision, a district court in Texas dismissed the patent infringement lawsuit filed by e-Watch Inc. against MOBOTIX Corp. Now three more patents owned by e-Watch Inc. have been successfully challenged by requesting inter partes review at the USPTO.
"Although the three decisions had no relevance to the patent infringement lawsuit any more, it was important for us to carry on with the review proceedings at the USPTO. We have been a successful pioneer in the IP video surveillance market for more than 15 years, and using documentation on the MOBOTIX camera model M1 published at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany, in 2000, as well as third-party documents found through extensive prior art search have shown that the patents-in-suit are invalid as they claim inventions that were already known well before the filing of the patents-in-suit," explains Keith Jernigan, General Manager at MOBOTIX Corp.
"We are very pleased with our continued success in the patent dispute with e-Watch Inc. All challenged claims of all four patents have been determined unpatentable and will be canceled. Requesting inter partes review of the patents has proven to be effective and we will follow the same approach in the future to counter patent infringement lawsuits," says Keith Jernigan explaining the company’s corporate strategy.
About MOBOTIX AG
MOBOTIX AG (mobotix.com) is a software company with in-house hardware development in the area of digital, high-resolution and network-based video security solutions. The company focuses on the development of user-friendly complete system solutions from a single source. The publicly-traded company with headquarters in Langmeil, Germany, is known as the leading pioneer in network camera technology since its foundation in 1999 and its decentralized concept has also made high-resolution video systems cost-efficient. Since 2010, MOBOTIX has extended its product range to include in-house developed, intelligent home automation products. Whether in embassies, airports, railway stations, ports, gas stations, hotels or highways, over one hundred thousand MOBOTIX video systems have been in operation on every continent for years.