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Ring ordered to halt US sales until outcome of court case

Zonoff Home security

A judge in the US has ordered Ring to stop selling their home security products at the centre of an ongoing lawsuit brought by security company ADT, pending its resolution.

The home device manufacturer Ring unveiled a new security system called Ring Protect in October of this year, which is designed to link a home’s cameras, lights, and doorbells.

In May 2017, ADT filed a lawsuit against Ring, alleging that the company misused proprietary information it had obtained when it acquired Zonoff, another home device maker, after the company went into administration.

Following the administration, Ring hired Zonoffs' CEO Mike Harris as well as 75 other company employees. ADT acquired Zonoff for $36 million and in their lawsuit, they allege that Harris and Ring used Zonoff’s Z1 software in its devices, software that rightfully belongs to ADT. Ring claims that the software was included in their deal.

The case went to trial in September, but according to CNET, the court has yet to make a decision. However, the court has ordered that the company halt all sales of devices using the disputed intellectual property, pending the court’s decision.

The order is likely to keep the devices off the market during the coming holiday season.

Source: Insight DIY Team

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07 November 2017

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