Network-1 settles patent litigation With Axis

IP licensing company Network-1 Technologies said it agreed to settle its patent litigation against Axis Communications and affiliated entities pending in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for infringement of Network-1’s Remote Power Patent.

Axis was one of 16 original defendants and affiliated entities named in the litigation, Network-1 said.

“As part of the settlement, Axis has entered into a Settlement Agreement and non-exclusive License Agreement for the Remote Power Patent,” said Network-1.

“Under the terms of the license, Axis will receive a fully-paid license to the Remote Power Patent for its full term which expires in March 2020, which will apply to its sales of Power over Ethernet (PoE) products, including those PoE products which comply with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 802.3af and 802.3at Standards.”

Network-1 said it has now reached settlement and license agreements with 13 of the original defendants.

“The Remote Power Patent relates to, among other things, delivering power over Ethernet cables to remotely power network connected devices including, among others, wireless switches, wireless access points, VoIP telephones and network cameras,” added Network-1.