ADT FILES SUIT AGAINST CHINESE COMPANY AND ITS DISTRIBUTOR
Lawsuit Involves Alleged Infringement of Sensormatic Acousto-Magnetic (AM) Anti-Theft Labels
Boca Raton, Fla. – March 31, 2009 – ADT Security Services, the leading provider of Sensormatic® Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement of Sensormatic EAS labels in China against both Ningbo Signatronics Technologies, Ltd. (“Ningbo Signatronics”) and their distributor, Foshan Shunde Hongding Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (“Hongding”).
After analyzing samples of their 58 kHz labels, ADT filed suit in Foshan Intermediate Court in Guangdong Province, China against both Ningbo Signatronics and Hongding. The lawsuit asserts that their label infringes a Sensormatic patent on anti-theft Ultra•Max® Acousto-Magnetic (AM) technology. The lawsuit seeks damages and an injunction prohibiting them from selling the label.
“After careful consideration, we filed this suit to protect the intellectual property in our Ultra•Max AM technologies, which is the result of our extensive investment in their research and development,” said Scott Clements, president of Sensormatic Retail Solutions. “We feel strongly that we will be successful. Protecting our intellectual property is central to our ability to continue investing in innovative solutions that help retailers deter theft and improve profitability.”
About ADT Security Services
ADT Security Services, a Tyco International company, is the world’s largest provider of electronic security services to more than seven million commercial, government and residential customers worldwide. ADT's total security solutions include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control, critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance, radio frequency identification (RFID) and integrated systems. ADT's web site address is http://www.adt.com.
About the Sensormatic Retail Solutions Portfolio
The industry-leading Sensormatic Retail Solutions portfolio offers vital loss prevention and operational improvement technologies and solutions. Backed by more than 1,500 patents, the Sensormatic solutions portfolio is sold through ADT and authorized business partners around the world. From the front of the store through the entire retail supply chain, Sensormatic solutions help keep losses lower – and profits higher. Today, over 80 percent of world's top 200 retailers that use EAS rely on Sensormatic solutions, which include EAS, source-tagging, data analytics and in-store, item-level intelligence applications. Sensormatic forward-thinking solutions also include dual EAS-RFID technology that provides item-level security and visibility in an ever changing retail environment. For more information, please visit http://www.sensormatic.com.
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