Federal Circuit Affirms Wyze’s Complete Victory in Patent Infringement Dispute

Palo Alto – July 22, 2021 – Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed Cooley client Wyze Labs’ complete victory against Sensormatic Electronics in a patent infringement dispute. In an opinion written by US Circuit Judge Alan D. Lourie, the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court order granting Wyze’s Section 101 motion that invalidated five Sensormatic patents. Reuben Chen and Erik Milch led the Cooley team advising Wyze.

Sensormatic sued Wyze, the creator of several smart home technology systems, in the US District Court for the District of Delaware in 2019. Sensormatic alleged that Wyze’s successful camera and sensor products, part of Wyze’s core product offerings, along with Wyze’s home-grown mobile applications, infringed Sensormatic’s asserted patents.

However, the Cooley team filed a Section 101 motion to invalidate all asserted patent claims, which was granted by US District Judge Colm F. Connolly. While the appeal was pending, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board also instituted all five inter partes review petitions filed by the Cooley team. After full briefing on the appeal and an oral argument in June 2021, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion last week in favor of Wyze, affirming Judge Connolly’s order invalidating Sensormatic’s patents.

Founded in 2017, Seattle-based Wyze aims to make smart home tech accessible to everyone. Its high-quality, affordable smart home products include the Wyze Cam, Wyze Cam Pan, Wyze Sense, Wyze Bulb and Wyze Plug.

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Related Contacts
Reuben Chen  Partner Palo Alto
Erik Milch  Partner Reston
Lauren Strosnick  Associate Palo Alto
Deepa Kannappan  Associate Palo Alto
Dustin Knight  Associate Reston
Jeannine Douglas  Paralegal Specialist Palo Alto
Laura Unga  Paralegal Specialist Palo Alto
Kelly Murata  Paralegal Specialist San Francisco