e.Digital Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Dropcam
(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/02/14 --
e.Digital Corporation (OTCQB: EDIG), a long standing source of innovation and future-defining patented technologies, today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against "connected" security camera maker Dropcam. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Handal & Associates, on behalf of the Company, recently filed the lawsuit against Dropcam, asserting six patents that are part of the Nunchi patent portfolio. e.Digital believes the Dropcam products named in the complaint infringe key aspects of the Company's Nunchi patents, covering the use of devices to communicate and monitor remote locations.
Nunchi technology involves the retrieval of data from fixed or mobile sensors, using it to recognize, understand and affect interactions. Services based on the Nunchi portfolio include the use of servers, communication networks, sensors, adaptive algorithms and relational databases to understand and respond to the needs of people. The Nunchi applications range from simplistic tasks such as communication screening to much more complex tasks such as optimizing a user's interactions and activities to enrich their lives.
"We are starting to see products introduced that exhibit reliance on the teachings of our Nunchi patent portfolio," commented Fred Falk, president and CEO of e.Digital. "The Dropcam product is an example of this. The connected home industry is increasingly reliant on the collection of data from remote sensors. This data is thereafter interpreted to determine what, if any, response is required. As this industry continues to evolve, we believe that the interface between remote data collection and the user will become more frequent and grow in demand. This is where our Nunchi technology resides; between the remote data collection and the user," added Falk.
"We would like to see this technology develop and are willing to work with companies to develop their own applications and products, but not at the expense of our licensing program or shareholders. We must therefore take steps to enforce and protect our intellectual property ("IP") against those that leverage our valuable company assets for their own gain. We believe there are many other industry segments that are or will be fielding products that incorporate the technologies we've invented. As a result, we will continue to work closely with Handal & Associates to identify potential licensees and also possible infringers of our Nunchi IP, and bring them in line so as to have a level playing field for all who want to use our company's technologies," concluded Falk.
About e.Digital Corporation: For more than 20 years, e.Digital's ideas and inventions have impacted the evolution of consumer products. Today, e.Digital innovations, including its Flash-R� portfolio of flash memory-related patents, are essential to many portable consumer electronic products. The Company pioneered dedicated portable in-flight entertainment systems and more than 30 airlines have made e.Digital powered products their in-flight entertainment choice. For more information about e.Digital, please visit: www.edigital.com.
Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform of 1995: This press release includes forward-looking information and statements. Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. While the Company believes that expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that goals and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. Some of these factors include the substantial uncertainties inherent in pursuing patent enforcement activities including, but not limited to the risks and costs of litigation and support activities, the timing and amount of settlements/licenses if any, the acceptance of existing and future products and technologies, the difficulty of commercializing and protecting new technology such as the Company's Nunchi, microSignet and other technologies, the impact of competitive products, technologies and pricing, general business and economic conditions, and other factors detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the SEC. Except as required by law, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
Source: e.Digital Corporation
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