ObjectVideo ends legal action against Bosch

Just two days after announcing a patent licensing agreement with Pelco, video analytics developer ObjectVideo said on Thursday that it has also come to terms with Bosch and asked that the U.S. International Trade Commission terminate its proceedings related to the case. The licensing agreement between the two companies ends a litany of legal action that ObjectVideo has brought against several surveillance equipment manufacturers over the last year and a half.

"We are pleased to have entered into a global, portfolio-wide license agreement with Bosch, a leader in the video security market," said Raul Fernandez, chairman of ObjectVideo in a statement.

"The agreement amicably settles the matter and allows us to focus our full attention on our customers," said Christopher Gerace, president, Bosch Security Systems.

ObjectVideo initially brought lawsuits against Bosch, Sony and Samsung for alleged infringement of the company’s video content analytics patents in April 2011. The video analytics firm brought a subsequent legal action against Pelco earlier this summer. Each company, with the exception of Samsung, has subsequently entered into a patent licensing agreement with ObjectVideo.   

American Dynamics, a business unit of Tyco Security Products, as well as Vivotek have also entered into patent licensing agreements with ObjectVideo.

A spokesman for ObjectVideo said that the company had no comment about its recent agreements with Pelco and Bosch.