On May 20, 2013, Alarm.com Inc., Vienna, Va., filed a complaint for patent infringement against Telular Corporation, Chicago, with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Telular provides products and security services through its Telguard brand.
The official complaint, which called for a jury trial, claimed that Telular used patented technology without permission under three of Alarm.com’s patents, all titled: “System and Method for Connecting Security Systems to a Wireless Device” by making, using, selling and/or offering products — specifically Telguard Interactive and Telguard HomeControl — made “for providing user notifications of alarm system events.” The second and third patents under this name are continuations of the first.
A fourth claim stated that Alarm.com’s patent titled “Monitoring System to Monitor a Property with a Mobile Device with a Monitoring Application” was also violated by Telular products made “for monitoring a property using a mobile device.”
The suit requests damages, attorney's fees and interest be awarded to Alarm.com in addition to an injunction preventing Telular from further infringing on Alarm.com patents.
“For the past 13 years, Alarm.com has pioneered the creation of interactive and connected home products and services, and continues to lead the market with new and novel technologies,” said Dan Ramos, senior vice president, corporate development, Alarm.com. “Alarm.com intends to vigorously defend the intellectual property we have developed and commercialized over the past decade.”
A representative for Telguard said the company has no comment at this time.