ADT Wins Sensormatic Infringement Lawsuit


ADT Security Services has won a patent lawsuit in China against ZhenTai Science & Technology Co., which was found liable for infringing upon ADT’s Sensormatic anti-theft Ultra•Max label technology.

The lawsuit involved acousto-magnetic (AM) labels manufactured by ZhenTai, which offered its labels for sale both in China and for export abroad.

The suit, which was tried in a Chinese court, prevents ZhenTai from making, using or selling its infringing labels. The company was ordered to destroy any equipment, molds and drawings used to produce these labels and to pay nominal damages to Sensormatic.

This is the second court ruling in a year against a company infringing Sensormatic anti-theft label patents. In December 2008, a U.S. court found United Kingdom-based The Tag Co. liable for patent infringement, misappropriating trade secrets and unfair trade practices.

“We are pleased with the court ruling and the confidence it should give customers that they can continue to rely on the integrity and high performance of ADT’s Sensormatic anti-theft solutions,” says Jeff Bean, vice president, Retail Sales and Operations for ADT. “We are committed to protecting the source tagging supply chain and retailer’s investment in our solutions.”

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