Alarm.com, SecureNet patent dispute retrial request denied.

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A federal judge in the U.S. has denied Alarm.com’s request for a retrial against Securenet relating to claims of patent infringement of home security and automation comms.

The original 5-day trial in the District of Delaware court concluded earlier this year and found SecureNet Technologies did not infringe 3 of Alarm.com’s patents and awarded no damages.

Alarm.com had sought $US20 million in damages on its claims that SecureNet had infringed patents relating to interactive gateway technology using a touchscreen and an off-site server allowing separate home security and automation systems to be managed from a single interface.

In March, Alarm.com requested a retrial over 2 of the patent claims on the basis that erroneous claim constructions and expert testimony led to the noninfringement verdict.

But Judge Andrews ruled that the alleged errors in claim construction and expert testimony did not warrant a new trial.

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