Court Dismisses Alarm.com’s Lawsuit Against Telular
A court has dismissed, with prejudice, a lawsuit filed by Alarm.com against cellular alarm communications Telular Corp., according to Telular, which provides products and security services through its Telguard division. As a result of the dismissal, Telguard can continue to distribute its HomeControl suite of home automation solutions.
“Telguard's customers have long valued both our internal innovation and strong partnerships, and we are pleased that the dismissal of this lawsuit will not disrupt our customers from benefitting from the broad range of home automation solutions enabled by our HomeControl platform,” Shawn Welsh, Telular’s vice president of marketing and business development, said in a statement. “Telguard's focus has always been on exceptional customer service, which has fueled the adoption of our Telguard HomeControl platform for both 2GIG and DSC.”
Coincidentally, HomeControl is powered by iControl, which recently settled its own patent infringement lawsuit against Alarm.com (link to that story), and is compatible with 2GIG alarm automation panels. Prior to the Telular offering, Alarm.com was the sole interactive service provider for 2GIG Technologies, which was acquired by Nortek for $135 million in February 2013.
In its original lawsuit, filed in May 2013, Alarm.com contended that that Telular used patented technology without permission under three of Alarm.com’s patents. In a fourth claim, Alarm.com stated that Telular also infringed on its for monitoring property via mobile device.
Alarm.com had sought damages, attorney’s fees and interest, as well as an injunction to prevent Telular from further infringing on its patents.