The Court Also Indicated a Ruling on Claim Construction is Imminent in the Axon litigation
LENEXA, Kansas, July 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital Ally, Inc. (Nasdaq: DGLY), which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications, is pleased to announce a significant development in its litigation against Enforcement Video, LLC (d/b/a WatchGuard Video). After successfully defeating all five inter partes review (“IPR”) challenges filed by both WatchGuard and Axon Enterprise, Inc. (“Axon” formerly known as TASER International, Inc.) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Court has lifted the stay and will allow the litigation against WatchGuard to proceed, with no restrictions, towards trial. The parties have until December 2018 to finalize their discovery efforts and a Pretrial Conference has been set for April 9, 2019.
WatchGuard fervently opposed any efforts by Digital Ally to conduct discovery relating to the issues of infringement and damages, but the Court denied this request. Digital Ally will now be allowed to fully conduct discovery into WatchGuard’s use of Digital’s patented technology and the revenue it has obtained from infringing the three asserted patents.
Additionally, the Court also indicated that a ruling on the claim construction briefing in the Axon case is imminent. Once this ruling is issued it will trigger an existing scheduling order that will move the case to trial. If the Court’s order issues this month, as expected, both the Axon WatchGuard cases will be on similar schedules, moving quickly towards separate trials.
“This has been a long and trying battle as both Axon and WatchGuard have done everything they can to prevent these cases from moving forward. We have remained confident in the judicial system and patient with the process, and we are finally seeing movement towards the finish line,” said Digital Ally’s CEO, Stanton E. Ross. “I hope that law enforcement agencies across the country will pay attention to these developments and consider the implications of these lawsuits and a potential injunction when equipping their officers with body cameras from companies that infringe our patents. Now that the stay has been lifted, we are looking forward to vindicating our position with a jury and having both Axon and WatchGuard answer for their conduct,” Ross stated.
About Digital Ally, Inc.
Digital Ally, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets advanced technology products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications. The Company's primary focus is digital video imaging and storage. The Company is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, and its shares are traded on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "DGLY."
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