ADT Gets Rival Alarms Blocked Before Ruling In IP Trial

By Jeff Montgomery (November 2, 2017, 9:53 PM EDT) -- In a rare post-trial, predecision preliminary injunction, the Delaware Chancery Court pulled the plug late Thursday on's home security and automation products that use intellectual property controlled by and allegedly stolen from ADT Holdings Inc.

Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster's order, issued from the bench, barred Ring from both using the "Z1" platform developed by now-defunct Zonoff Inc. with and for ADT, and from using, sharing or selling Z1 or any products derived from it — in particular Ring's newly launched, do-it-yourself "Ring Protect" home security systems.

The decision, pending a final court ruling, followed a three-day trial in mid-September...

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