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Oncam and Sentry 360 settle litigation and trade secret misappropriation claims

Published on 18 March, 2014
Based on representations and a one-time payment by Sentry 360 to Oncam Grandeye, including some attorneys’ fees, Oncam Grandeye has agreed to dismiss the lawsuit
Oncam and Sentry 360 have settled their differences and recognised the separation of their respective technologies

After litigating and negotiating the patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims alleged by Oncam against Sentry 360, the parties have settled their differences and recognise the following separation of their respective technologies. Sentry 360 recognises and admits:

  • The validity of Oncam patents that cover (i) the use of a texture mapping feature of a 3D computer graphics subsystem, API, DLL or library, to de-warp an image captured using a wide-angle lens, and (ii) on-camera digital de-warping;
  • That Oncam holds copyrights in the IPIX code used for digital de-warping of fisheye images; and
  • That Sentry 360 has been exposed to certain technical information proprietary to Oncam through its prior relationship with Oncam and its relationships with former employees and representatives of Oncam and Grandeye.

Sentry 360 represents that none of the hardware or software offered or provided by Sentry 360 at present or in the future contains, derives from or will contain or be derived from these Oncam technologies, that the hardware and software provided by Sentry 360 at present was developed through Sentry 360’s own efforts, and, without limiting the foregoing, that none of the hardware or software that Sentry 360 has distributed or will distribute (including as plug-ins or SDKs) involves use of a 3-D computer graphics subsystem, API, DLL or library to de-warp an image captured using a wide-angle lens.

"The confidential settlement is
mutually beneficial for both
parties and their customers,
and both parties are satisfied with
the result"

Based on these representations and a one-time payment by Sentry 360 to Oncam, including some attorneys’ fees, Oncam has agreed to dismiss the lawsuit without prejudice. By so clarifying their respective technologies, the parties will compete on the merits in benefit of the video surveillance industry. The confidential settlement is mutually beneficial for both parties and their customers, and both parties are satisfied with the result.

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