A patent infringement lawsuit!
The makers of Ring — the super popular WiFi doorbell company that was famously dissed on “Shark Tank” only to become super successful — is being accused by another WiFi doorbell company of stealing their product.
According to a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, the makers of Skybell claim they have 71 U.S. patents related to their product, compared to just three for Ring.
They claim Ring has infringed on their product and relied more on marketing (you’ve no doubt seen or heard the commercials with Shaquille O’Neal) rather than innovation.
Skybell says in their suit, “Ring has every right to attempt to compete with Skybell via hype rather than innovation. What Ring may not do, however, is compete by theft. Ring has knowingly and repeatedly trampled upon SkyBell’s patent rights.”
Skybell is seeking an injunction against Ring to stop selling their products and is seeking damages, fees and costs.
A rep for Ring says the company does not comment on ongoing legal matters..