iControl Networks, a provider of connected home technology and innovation, announced that it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Alarm.com and FrontPoint Security, an Alarm.com customer, in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia. The complaint seeks damages and an injunction to stop the further sale of the infringing Alarm.com and FrontPoint Security products.
"Intellectual property is crucial to the type of technology innovation that defines our company, and so we will do all we can to protect our most valuable assets," said Bob Hagerty, CEO of iControl Networks. "As a pioneer in interactive home security, iControl has invested millions of dollars in research and development to bring to market the iControl OpenHome™ Software Platform."
The complaint asserts that the technology in Alarm.com's interactive home security system infringes one or more claims of iControl Networks patents: United States Patent Nos. 7,911,341, 7,262,690, 8,073,931, 8,335,842, 8,473,619 and 8,478,844.
"The six patents asserted against Alarm.com are only part of the breakthrough technologies being designed and developed at iControl Networks," Hagerty said. "We have filed this lawsuit to stop Alarm.com and FrontPoint Security from incorporating our patented technology in their products. We will protect our innovation, investment and future by defending our broad patent portfolio."
About iControl Networks
iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing interactive solutions defining the broadband home management market. The iControl OpenHome™ Software Platform, an award-winning software solution that has made the Connected Home a reality, enables home security companies, broadband service providers and utilities to offer the next generation of home management, security and connectivity to their customers. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Interactive Capital, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information, visit www.icontrol.com.