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Patent Trial and Appeal Board denies T-Rex patent review.

Law 360 reports that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board decided on April 11, 2017 not to review  T-Rex US patent 7,382,334.  Last year Broadsign filed a lawsuit in New York seeking an order that it did not infringe of three T-Rex patents.  Broadsign separately filed three petitions before the Patent Trial and Appeals Court challenging the patents.  The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has denied two of the three petitions.  A final petition remains pending.  The Broadsign New York […]

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Burr Smith Tells Sixteen:Nine Why Broadsign Sued T-Rex

Dave Haynes did a terrific interview with Broadsign CEO Burr Smith on the Sixteen:Nine Podcast.  T-Rex has been suing out of home advertising companies who use a computer to control digital billboards for patent infringement and last June 2016 Broadsign countersued to contest the patents.   At 15:30 of the podcast Smith explains why Broadsign decided to fight: “So sometimes what you have to do is, you have to say, look, as I see it this is the right thing to do…It […]

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Four Tips For Buying A Digital Billboard

Here are Insider’s four tips for buying a digital billboard based on our experience financing digital billboards and talking with billboard operators who’ve installed digital billboards. Buy American.  Maybe it works if you’re Outfront, but Insider hears lots of horror stories from independent operators who’ve tried to buy direct from China.  Talk to Rodney Driggers of Driggers Outdoor or Dave and Chad Harris of Las Vegas Billboards.  Most digital billboard manufacturers buy their LED’s from Japan or China.  The US […]

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TRex Litigation Update November 2016

Samsung Electronics America purchased the digital billboard operations of Yesco in May 2015 and rebranded the Yesco’s digital sign operations as Prismview, LLC..  A representative of Samsung Electronics America which owns Prismview LLC.  asked Insider to make two corrections to an article published last week on T-Rex sign litigation. First Prismview, not Samsung is the entity which sells digital billboards. Second, Prismview has a license under the T-Rex patents and the agreement between T-Rex and Prismview releases Prismview customers from […]

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T-Rex Digital Sign Litigation Update – October 2016

Who is T-Rex?  T-Rex Property AB was founded in 2003 by Mats Hylin, Mats Dahlgren and Fredrik Persson.  The company acquired 12 patents for outdoor advertising products.T-Rex Property AB has been suing outdoor companies who use a computer to control digital signs.  T-Rex owns US Patent Number RE39,470 titled Digital Information System and that the patent relates to the use of a computer to remotely control electronic devices including digital signs. Who Has T-Rex Sued? Since 2012 T-Rex Property AB […]

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Broadsign Fights T-Rex

Insider has written before that T-Rex has been suing digital sign manufacturers and the outdoor advertising firms which use their products alleging patent violations.  Watchfire, Formetco and Daktronics has settled with T-Rex.  Samsung/Yesco hasn’t.  Broadsign, a digital out of home software and solutions provider, is fighting back.  Here’s a statement released yesterday from Broadsign’s CEO Burr Smith A Word on BroadSign’s Position Toward “Patent Trolls” by Burr Smith Since 2012, T-Rex Property AB has filed 59 cases (and counting) against digital […]

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T-Rex Still Suing…and still settling.

Insider has written before about T-Rex lawsuits against digital billboard companies relating to patent infringement.  Daktronics, Formetco and Watchfire have settled with T-Rex so their customers are not at risk.  T-Rex has been expanding its litigation net to include non-billboard operators of digital sign networks.  During March, T-Rex sued: Zoom Media which operates a captive digital audience network in gyms Eye Corp which operates a network of indoor digital signs in shopping malls, bars, train stations and coffee shops ANC Sports […]

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An update on T-Rex Digital Sign Litigation

Who is T-Rex?  T-Rex Property AB was founded in 2003 by Mats Hylin, Mats Dahlgren and Fredrik Persson.  The company acquired 12 patents for outdoor advertising products.T-Rex Property AB has been suing outdoor companies who use a computer to control digital signs.  T-Rex owns US Patent Number RE39,470 titled Digital Information System and that the patent relates to the use of a computer to remotely control electronic devices including digital signs. Who Has T-Rex Sued? Since 2012 T-Rex Property AB […]

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