Texas based 3rd Eye Surveillance and Baltimore based Discovery Patents have filed an infringement lawsuit against the U.S. federal government seeking damages of more than $1 billion for unlawful use of the company’s three video and image surveillance patents, two of which covered voice and facial recognition software by James Otis Faulkner.
Faulkner’s invention includes the method of transmitting real-time
surveillance video and images to emergency workers via a communications
link, as well as two subsequent patents that were issued to cover voice
and facial recognition software.
The three patents allow the government to provide real-time
surveillance video, audio recognition, facial recognition and infrared
images to emergency responders and defense agencies.