Alarm.com and iControl Networks have settled all patent disputes between the two companies and have come to terms on licensing arrangements.
As part of the agreement, Alarm.com and iControl each retain ownership and rights to their respective patents and have also expanded their respective portfolios of licensed intellectual property via certain cross-licensing agreements. Terms of the settlement are also extended to litigation involving Alarm.com partner Front Point Security and iControl partner Telular Corp. In May 2013, Teluar itself was the target of an Alarm.com patent infringement lawsuit over home automation and mobile security technologies, which was recently dismissed, with prejudice.
According to Alarm.com, the patents included in this cross-licensing agreement represent some of the earliest, seminal intellectual property for today’s connected home technology.
In July 2013, connected home technology provider iControl filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Alarm.com and FrontPoint Security, seeking damages and an injunction to stop the further sale of products the company claimed infringed on its patents.
At the time, iControl asserted that the technology in Alarm.com’s interactive home security system infringed on one or more of six specific patents, including those that defined methods for implementing alarms and notifications, event monitoring and managing premise networking equipment.