An officer with the Fresno Police Department wears a Taser Axon Flex body-worn camera. (credit: Cyrus Farivar)
Two major providers of police body-worn cameras have become embroiled in a patent battle.
Kansas-based Digital Ally sued Arizona-based Taser International late last week. The company accused Taser’s Axon Flex body cameras of infringing its US Patent No. 8,781,292. The patent describes linking together a body-worn camera, a vehicle-based camera, and a “managing apparatus” that communicate with each other.
The lawsuit was filed just after the Digital Ally patent overcame Taser’s legal challenge at the US Patent and Trademark Office.
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