Aggressive Litigation and IP Protection Strategies of Major Wireless Industry Participants Continues in Lighting Control Segment

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Continuing a trend extensively covered in the WTRS Residential WCN IP & Patent Report, Leviton Corporation is being served suit for patent and trademark infringement from its lighting control products.

Continuing a trend extensively covered in the WTRS Residential WCN IP & Patent Report, Leviton Corporation was served suit for patent and trademark infringement against some of its lighting control products on March 2, 2007 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Lufkin Division, Case C.A.NO.4: 07-CV-43. Leviton's products include both proprietary wireless and Z-Wave-based protocols. The WTRS Report, first published August, 2006 and now in revised, expanded and updated form provides an in depth examination of the business risk posed by the impact of litigation on this market segment.

Customers that purchased this report have had a six month lead to prepare for this eventuality. It is now obvious that industry decision makers who require high quality information in a timely fashion that gives them a timely lead over their competition need to be reading my research.

"Established long term participants in this market segment own and control a significant amount of IP covering technologies that is widely targeted at the Home Control market segment," says Dr. Kirsten West, Principal Analyst of WTRS. "Customers that purchased this report have had a six month lead to prepare for this eventuality. It is now obvious that industry decision makers who require high quality information in a timely fashion that gives them a timely lead over their competition need to be reading my research."

The WTRS 'Residential Wireless Control Network IP and Patent Report' uncovers the risk of aggressive litigation and IP protection strategies on the adoption of RF-only home control, or residential wireless control network, technologies. Features include:

(1)     Which key patents being used in industry litigation.
(2)     Key patents, claims and prior art.
(3)     Litigation strategies and tactics employed in IP protection campaigns.
(4)     Companies and products found to have infringed on major patents and other intellectual property, as well as the current status of winners and losers

WTRS publishes a portfolio of IP & Patent reports which assess IP ownership and analyze litigation activities and risks involved in the development of emerging wireless technologies. These reports include coverage of ZigBee, Insteon, IEEE 802.15.4, Z-Wave, WiMAX, WiBro, IEEE 802.16e, IEEE 802.16d, MB-OFDM UWB, CW-UWB, Bluetooth, and IEEE 802.11n. The WTRS IP & Patent Report Portfolio analyzes the intellectual property ownership and development of companies in the emerging wireless segment in order to track early strategic and technology shifts in the marketplace.

Using only publicly available information, meticulously gathered from public patent sources, filing information, court activities, and other research this report is truly an invaluable resource for any company participating in the Home Control and Automation Market, or planning a potential entry into this market.

West Technology Research Solutions, LLC (WTRS) is an independent market research and consulting company with 8 years in wireless research specializing in Insteon, ZigBee, UWB, Bluetooth, WiMAX, IEEE 802.15.4, Wi-Fi, and other emerging wireless technologies and protocols. WTRS helps companies track the market potential & viability of wireless emerging technologies. WTRS reports are not funded by, or in any other way influenced by, companies which we study. WTRS market research and consulting services provide customers with the information they need to assess market opportunities, evaluate investments, monitor competition, form relationships, and make crucial business decisions in following cutting-edge technologies. WTRS customers range from start-ups, some still in development, to the largest and most prominent players in technology. All have an interest in market intelligence that aids them in making crucial business decisions.

For more information, contact:
George West, President and Senior Analyst
Phone: 650-940-1196
http://www.wtrs.net

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