RF-only HA products facing potential law suits?


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I just received a press release about an interesting document created by the WTRS analyst firm. It looks like there is a legal battle brewing, see below for more details.

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 2, 2006 -- The manufacturers of Home Control and Automation products based on ZigBee, Z-Wave, and other RF-only technologies face significant litigation risk from a major industry participant. A new Report by WTRS, "Residential Wireless Control Network IP and Patent Report," examines in depth the substantial business impact of litigation on this market segment.

Read the entire press release (PDF format!)
If they win, we all loose! :rolleyes:

Did you know there was a patent issued in June for the Home Automation Touch Screen?

If you can patent the human genome, you can patent anything!