PRE-TRIAL DEADLINES SET FOR JANUARY 2019
Lenexa, KS, July 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) is pleased to announce that the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas set the final pre-trial schedule for its litigation against Axon Enterprise, Inc. (“Axon” formerly TASER International, Inc.). The Court’s final scheduling order sets a rapid pace to finalize the litigation with discovery closing on September 17, 2018 and the Final Pretrial Conference taking place on January 16, 2019. A jury trial date will be set shortly after the Final Pretrial Conference.
This trial schedule follows the Court’s claim construction order (e.g., the “Markman ruling”) where the Court rejected all of Axon’s arguments and sided with Digital on every issue. In doing so, the Court rejected Axon’s attempt to unduly narrow Digital Ally’s patent rights and confirmed that Digital’s patent claims are not indefinite, as Axon alleged. With this ruling, Axon has now lost every substantive challenge it has made against Digital’s patents—four inter partes reviews, one ex parte reexamination, and the Markman ruling.
Digital Ally’s litigation against Enforcement Video, LLC (d/b/a WatchGuard Video) (“WatchGuard”) also is rapidly moving towards completion with its Final Pretrial Conference set for April 9, 2019. Because WatchGuard is bound by the IPRs and Markman ruling in the Axon case, it also will be severely limited in its remaining defenses.
“We are finally closing in on the finish line,” said Stanton Ross, Digital Ally’s CEO. “Axon and WatchGuard have thrown everything they can at avoiding our patents and we have beaten back every single attempt,” said Ross. “With a Final Pretrial Conference in January 2019, the actual trial of this dispute is now in sight. Hopefully this schedule brings certainty to law enforcement agencies across the country that are looking for clarity on the rightful owner of this patented auto-activation technology,” Ross concluded.
About Digital Ally
Digital Ally, Inc., headquartered in Lenexa, KS, specializes in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality video recording equipment and video analytic software. Digital Ally pushes the boundaries of technology in industries such as law enforcement, emergency management, commercial fleets, and consumer use. Digital Ally’s complete product solutions include in-car and body cameras, cloud and local management software, and automatic recording technology. These products work seamlessly together and are simple to install and operate. Digital Ally products are sold by domestic direct sales representatives and international distributors worldwide.
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