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Sughrue's ITC Team Secures Huge Victory for Samsung Techwin

7/12/2012
ALJ Dismisses Samsung Techwin from Video Analytics ITC Investigation

Just one day before a July 18, 2012 trial, Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw granted a motion by Complainant ObjectVideo, Inc. to withdraw its patent infringement case against Respondents Samsung Techwin Co, Ltd. and Samsung Opto-Electronics America, Inc., in the International Trade Commission. The patents in suit dealt with video analytic software for security camera systems, such as virtual tripwire technology, and included US patent numbers 6,696,945; 6,970,083; and 7,424,175.

The case was originally filed in June 2011 against three Respondent groups: Samsung Techwin, Bosch, and Sony. Sony settled in February 2012. ObjectVideo has also more recently filed a separate ITC action against Pelco on the same patents, and has approached the entire security camera industry about licensing its patent portfolio.

The Samsung Techwin dismissal follows some recent decisions adverse to ObjectVideo. Last month, the ALJ dismissed the ‘175 patent allegations against Samsung Techwin. Then on July 6th, the OUII Staff Attorney submitted a Prehearing Statement agreeing with Samsung Techwin that it did not infringe the remaining patents asserted against it, and that these patents were invalid.

The trial begins on July 18, 2012 against the lone remaining Respondent group, Robert Bosch Security Systems, Inc., and its associated companies.

Samsung Techwin is represented by William Mandir and John Rabena of Sughrue Mion, PLLC in Washington DC. ObjectVideo is represented by Martin R. Lueck, J. Scott Culpepper and Julia Dayton Klein of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP, and Bosch is represented by John W. Bateman and Mark Hanneman of Kenyon & Kenyon, LLP