03. July 2017 · Comments Off on Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb · Categories: News · Tags: ,

It figures that if home-automation leader Crestron were to build a smart bulb, it would be smarter than other smart bulbs. Indeed, the company filed a patent application that describes how a bulb in a lamp fixture could be controlled locally at the bulb itself, but also via an app or smart-home system – even if the bulb is turned “off” at the lamp location.

Source: Patents: Home Automation Leader Crestron Invents a Smarter Smart Bulb – CE Pro

02. December 2015 · Comments Off on The Internet of Things Patent Landscape for Wearables  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Technology is in a constant state of evolution, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. The top five emerging markets for the IoT – medical, fitness wearables, industrial, automotive, and smart homes – are driven by patented IP, much of which is being applied in IoT inventions. It is vital for both IoT developers and companies that hold extensive patent portfolios to have a clearer understanding of the patent landscape as the IoT becomes pervasive in our lives on a global scale.

Source: The Internet of Things Patent Landscape for Wearables – IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

01. October 2015 · Comments Off on Icontrol Beats Alarm.com in Key Patent Claims for Remote Security & Home Automation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Icontrol Networks, which claims to have the “most widely-distributed interactive security and home automation platform in the industry,” has handed arch-rival Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) a major defeat in patent land. The USPTO invalidated several key claims in Alarm.com’s patent No. 8,350,694 (‘694), issued January 8, 2013 (filed in 2010), concerning the role of mobile phones in a remotely managed smart-home ecosystem – claims that could have universal implications for remote home monitoring and management.

Source: Icontrol Beats Alarm.com in Key Patent Claims for Remote Security & Home Automation – Article from CE Pro

04. August 2015 · Comments Off on Internet Of Things: IoT Tech Landscape And Rankings · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

What tech defines the Internet of Things (IoT) and who are the major IoT tech players? These are the topics of countless articles and images attempting to qualitatively define and illustrate the IoT phenomenon. One of the most important aspects of any tech analysis is analyzing which players have quantifiably demonstrated their tech leadership in the relevant technological fields. From an asset analysis perspective, the most commonly-used indicia of tech leadership has historically been, and remains, patent portfolio analytics.

Source: Internet Of Things: IoT Tech Landscape And Rankings – New Report – Forbes

28. July 2015 · Comments Off on Apple Remote Patent Application Sparks Home Automation Theories · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

When a company that people follow as closely and passionately as Apple does just about anything that hints at new products, the global rumour mill is likely to move into hyper-drive. So it was last week when it was discovered that Apple has filed a patent application for a remote control that is touch ID sensitive such that the device under control can validate if the user is authorised for the device at all. And, if authorised, which level of functions are permitted and/or which devices may be controlled.

Source: Apple Remote Patent Application Sparks Home Automation Theories | HiddenWires