Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY)

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) Jumps on Court Decision

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY)

Shares of Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) are up 18% after the company won a court ruling which should send the issue to trial. The market reacted favorably to the decision by the Federal District Court of Kansas after it rejected the request of Axon Enterprise, Inc. (Axon) to maintain the stay of the patent lawsuit brought against it by Digital Ally.

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY)

Digital Ally, headquartered in Lenexa, KS, specializes in the design and manufacturing of the highest quality video recording equipment and video analytic software. Its products are distributed globally. The company’s products include in-car and body cameras, cloud and local management software, and automatic recording technology. The products have been designed to work seamlessly together.

On November 8, 2017, the company’s Board of Directors decided to explore strategic alternatives. Avenues may include monetizing its patent portfolio and related patent infringement litigation against Axon, the sale of Digital Ally as a whole, or the sale of select properties or groups of properties or individual businesses. The result of the strategic review may also include the continued implementation of the company’s business plan. The Company has retained Roth Capital Partners LLC to assist in this process.

Digital Ally Accused of Patent Infringement

The litigation between Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) and Axon involves two patents — the ‘452 Patent and U.S. Patent No. 8,781,292 (“the ‘292 Patent”). The ‘452 Patent generally covers the automatic activation and coordination of multiple recording devices in response to a triggering event such as a law enforcement officer activating the light bar on the vehicle. Within the Axon product family, the “Signal” component is responsible for this functionality. The ‘292 Patent is asserted against Axon’s Signal Performance Power Magazine (SPPM) – a battery pack that incorporates Signal and is designed to activate one or more body cameras when the safety of a conducted electrical weapon is deactivated.

On July 6, 2017, the U.S. Patent Office denied Axon’s petition for inter partes review of Digital’s ‘452 Patent. On August 3, 2017, the Patent Office denied Axon’s final petition for IPR of the ‘452 Patent. This was Axon’s final attempt to invalidate the ‘452 Patent before the Patent Office.

Last Friday, November 17, 2017, the Court rejected Axon’s request and lifted the stay of the litigation. In ruling on the motion regarding the stay, the Court found that the evidence submitted by Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) “weigh heavily against continuing the stay of the ‘452 patent” and that “the Court denies Defendant’s [Axon’s] request to continue the stay of this case with respect to the ‘452 patent.” The Court has set a hearing for December 14, 2017, to discuss a schedule for moving the case forward to trial.

DGLY Stock Performance

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) has a market capitalization of $16.1 million and a float of just 5.73 million shares. This makes it a frequent subject of day-trading chat rooms and frequent jumps in trading volume.

Year-to-date, DGLY stock has lost over 44% but is up 4.5% for the past week. It has a consensus, one-year target price of $6 – a price which was established early in 2017 and is also its 52-week high. Since then, the stock has largely slid downwards to $1.70, its 52-week low which was hit earlier this month.

Three investment firms cover Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY). Two rate DGLY stock as a “strong Buy”, while one rates the shares as a “Hold”.

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About the author: Marc has a degree in economics and a MSc. in Finance. Over his 20-year career, Marc has worked for global investment firms in Europe and the United States as an analyst, fund manager, and consultant.

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Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) Rockets on Open!

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY)

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) stock gapped up to open the trading day on news that The Safariland Group announced a newly formed partnership with Digital Ally® for an exclusive distribution agreement of Digital Ally’s VuLink® car based auto-activation system. Twenty minutes into trading, DGLY shares have traded 2.4 million shares versus the listed daily average of just 47,300 – or 500 times the average!

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Stan Ross, CEO of Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) “We are pleased that others are recognizing the importance and value of our products and intellectual properties, especially our patented VuLink auto-activation technology. We are excited to partner with VIEVU to give them the products and technology they need to bring this capability to VIEVU’s customers.”

VuLink System

The Digital Ally VuLink system wirelessly sends a signal to automatically activate the user’s body-worn camera based on various actions with the vehicle, such as a siren being activated, lights being turned on, or a door opening. The VuLink system, when connected to the VIEVU body-worn camera can improve consistency in camera activation by automatically turning on the officer’s camera based on agency-selected vehicle triggers. The automatic activation will significantly reduce situations where body-worn camera footage is not available because an the user forgot to activate the camera.

DGLY Stock Action

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) stock trade near $6 in February before beginning a long, consistent slide that saw the shares touch their 52-week low of $2.15. Yesterday DLGY shares closed at $2.20 then opened today at $3.05 on the news detailed above. The inter-day high, so far, of $3.50 was hit in the first ten minutes and then the sellers stepped in.

Prior to today’s price action, DGLY shares have been underperforming for investors. They have been down over 47% year-to-date and lost 20% in the past month alone. Despite the poor performance over 2017, two analysts have a “Strong Buy” on DGLY stock with a consensus price target of $8.50.

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Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY)

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) Rallies

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY)

Shares of Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) rallied by 29.23% in Friday’s trading session after the company announced a significant victory in its legal battle against Axon Enterprise Inc. (NASDAQ:AAXN). On July 6, 2017, the U.S Patent Office denied Axon request for inter parties review of Digital Ally’s Patent No 9,253,452 in an ongoing litigation.

Patent Office Ruling

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) develops and sells digital video imaging and storage products commonly used by Law enforcement agencies. The company’s product are also used for commercial applications both in the U.S and abroad. Some of its products include in-car audio and video recording devices. The company also owns a system dubbed, VuLink that provides law enforcement with audio and video surveillance from various vantage points.

The Patent Office stated that Axon Petition does not in any way establish a reasonable likelihood of showing unpatentability of any of the challenged claims in the Petition. The Patent in question details the automatic activation and Coordination of multiple recording devices.

The invention eliminates the need of having to manually activate devices when law enforcement responds to an emergency. According to Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY), its technology will guarantee all evidence in a crime scene is visually captured even if officers forget to activate their cameras.

“It is unfortunate that Axon continues to raise these baseless validity arguments to avoid a clear case of willful infringement. We remain committed to defeating Axon’s arguments and ultimately winning this lawsuit. We look forward to restarting our patent infringement litigation in U.S. District Court against Axon, which had been stayed pending the Patent Office IPRs,” said Digital Ally CEO, Stanton E. Ross

Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) is planning to move its petition against Axon to trial where it hopes a jury will put to an end to the patent infringement.

SightDeck Technology Acquisition

Separately, Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) is in the process of purchasing a new special effects technology that it plans to use to expand its market. The company has signed a letter of intent to buy SightDeck technology from iMatte Inc. The technology in question is designed to produce theater quality special effects whenever real time integration of graphics is needed.

Under terms of the agreement, Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGLY) is proposing to pay iMatte 6% revenue from all the products sold using the SightDeck technology for three years.

Separately, Alliqua Biomedical is currently under investigation by law firm, Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP over a potential breach of fiduciary duty involving the board of directors.

I have no positions in any of the stocks mentioned, and have no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. All information, including any data, is provided without any guarantees of accuracy.

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About the author: James Marion is a University of Houston student studying Business with a concentration in Finance. James has interned with several investment professionals and hopes to pursue a career as a professional stock analyst after graduation.