Appeals court has no objection to patent ruling

SSN Staff  - 
Tuesday, March 1, 2005

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Tyco Fire & Security announced in late January that a federal appeals court upheld a jury verdict against Universal Surveillance Systems for its infringement of Sensormatic U.S. Patent No. 5,426,419.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida found that Universal’s Unipro anti-theft tag infringed upon the Sensormatic patent for the Supertag anti-theft product and awarded damages in June 2003. The appeals court unanimously confirmed the previous judgement.

There are approximately 1,500 patents or pending patent applications for the Sensormatic anti-theft technology, which is distributed by Tyco-owned ADT.

March Networks, Sprint sign marketing and sales agreement

OTTAWA, Ontario - March Networks, a provider of digital video security systems, has signed a joint sales and marketing agreement with Sprint to promote IP-networked digital video applications to retailers in the United States.

The March Networks IP-networked digital video product line consists of multiple Linux-based DVR systems that accommodate a range of video recording and monitoring requirements. An enterprise-level software suite integrates the March Networks DVR systems with in-store, point-of-sale information to enhance loss prevention, risk management and operations.

Stanley seals Security Group deal

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - The Stanley Works finalized its acquisition of the Security Group Inc., an organization that includes Sargent & Greenleaf, a lock manufacturer, and access control provider Safemasters, for $56 million.

The acquisition is the first the company has completed since announcing in late September its plans to grow the security division of its business.